By Will Whitehurst / June 15th, 2015
At Microsoft’s E3 conference this year, Phil Spencer announced that a feature many Xbox One owners have been requesting will finally be implemented: backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 titles.
Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra promised 100 titles will be backward-compatible with the Xbox One by Christmas 2015, and he then demoed the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect on the One. While the games will run in the same way as those on the 360, Xbox One users can utilize some of the One’s key features, including broadcasting, game DVR, screenshots, and streaming to Windows 10-enabled PCs.
Members of the Xbox One Preview program will be the first to get access to backward compatibility in the coming months, while the general public will get it sometime this winter.
backwards compatibilityE3 2015MicrosoftXbox 360Xbox One