Backwards compatibility for all Xbox One owners is coming Nov. 12

A limited number of Xbox 360 games will be available at launch.


Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Oct 27, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 6:04 pm CDT

You can get your Xbox 360 games out of storage if you traded your old console in for an Xbox One.

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Microsoft on Nov. 12 will release a new update that will make Xbox 360 games compatible with the Xbox One. 

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Microsoft made the release date announcement during Monday’s Halo 5 Live streaming event on YouTube that celebrated the release of Halo 5: Guardians. Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson also shared the announcement Monday night on Twitter.

The list of Xbox 360 games that Xbox One Preview Program participants have been able to test thus far is limited. Borderlands, Gears of War, and Mass Effect were the highest-profile games on the test list. You can get a look at the other upcoming features of the New Xbox One Experience in a promotional video Microsoft released in June.

Screengrab via Xbox/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2015, 4:16 pm CDT