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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility has arrived! Announced at E3 2015, the service launched officially on November 12, 2015. It gives gamers the ability to play an ever growing number of Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One.

Below, you’ll find our guide on how the get you on the road to re-living some gaming greats on your Xbox One.

How it works

If you have an Xbox 360 game on the backwards compatibility list you want to play, simply insert the disc into your Xbox One and the download will begin. Once the download has completed, you’re ready to rock.

Keep in mind you’ll need to keep the disc in the drive in order to play. The digital titles you own from the backwards compatibility list will automatically show in the “Ready to install” section on your Xbox One.

Xbox one backwards compatibility


Q: Does Xbox One Backwards Compatibility cost extra?
A: Nope. It's absolutely free!

Q: Do I need Xbox Live Gold?
A: No. However, it is needed for any Xbox Live Gold feature like online multiplayer.

Q: How are titles selected?
A: Microsoft are starting with some of the top 360 titles but you can also vote on titles you'd like to see added.