[E3 2015] Xbox One Announces Backwards Compatibility

[E3 2015] Xbox One Announces Backwards Compatibility

June 15, 2015 2 By Steph Mernagh

The roars from the crowd at the E3 briefing were deafening as the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced something that gamers, including yours truly, have been waiting since the release of the console to hear. Two incredibly sweet, wonderful words.


With over 100 titles coming this holiday and more coming in the future, gamers who once griped about the systems inability to use Xbox 360 games will now rejoice. During the segment, Mass Effect ran and we were shown that you can do everything the Xbox One is capable of, including taking a screenshot using your Kinect.

If your friends don’t have an Xbox One yet but you want to play a game online, don’t worry! You can play on your Xbox One and they can play on their 360 without any problems. There is no charge for games you already own, either, so load up those 360 games that may have been collecting dust and reunite yourself with some great titles. Amp yourself up for the fall release of Fallout 4 by revisiting Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas on your console.

Game developers and publishers only need to approve what titles work with backwards compatibility and you’ll be all ready to go.

Look for the new feature this holiday season and check out which of the games will be compatible so you can add them to your Christmas wishlist.

What games do you want to be compatible and what do you think of Xbox’s momentous announcement? Let us know in the comments below!