If you own the Xbox One and its predecessor, the Xbox 360, you were probably chuffed to learn that the Xbox One would have backwards compatibility. This was announced during E3 2015 back in June and according to Microsoft, the feature is expected to arrive in time for the holidays, but when exactly?
According to a post on the Xbox website, Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox revealed that come November, the feature is expected to make its way onto Xbox One consoles via an update. Ybarra confirmed that there would be over 100 Xbox 360 games that you can play, with hundreds more being added in the future.
However it should be noted that not all Xbox 360 games will be backwards compatible. How is this, you ask? Basically it’s up to the developer and/or publisher if they want to make their games backwards compatible. This was revealed during Microsoft’s Gamescom presentation in which Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was missing from the list.
It was later confirmed that this meant that Activision was the one who decided if they wanted to make the game backwards compatible. This also means that there is a chance some of your favorite older titles might not make the cut, but then again we can only assume that gamers bought the new console to play the latest titles, right?