Great news for the owners of the Xbox One and have Xbox 360 games. Microsoft has announced backward compatibility for the Xbox One. It means that those who own Xbox 360 games and have an Xbox One will be able to play their old games on their new console.
Without any additional costs, you can play a number of Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. As of right now, Microsoft has announced more than 100 titles that will be supported in the coming months this fall. Players will be able to experience their favorite games all on just one console i.e. Xbox One, exclusively.
Ease of Use:
It is quite easy to use this feature of backward compatibility in your Xbox One. The games that are supported with this feature will automatically pop up in the Xbox One “Ready to install” section and you will just need to install them and play. There are disc-based games that require you to keep the disc in the console while playing. For such games, you will need to insert the disc, let the console copy game data into your hard drive and then enjoy playing it while keeping the disc still in the drive.
Xbox has published a list of all the titles and you can view them on their official website or by clicking on this link. It is available for download. Some of the major titles on this list include Banjo Kazooie, Mass Effect, Perfect Dark Zero, Worms 2 Armageddon and many others.
There are more than a 100 titles that they are working on as of now. The mechanism of adding a title is that they select the ones that are rated the highest among Xbox 360 games. For this rating, feedback from fans and from the partners and reviewers of Xbox 360 games is used. Whenever a title is added, they mention it on their website. If there is a specific title you want to be included, you can visit their site and request them in the feedback section.
For Gold Members:
Games with Gold Titles will support the backward compatibility features which mean that Gold Members will be able to enjoy more games on their console than other members. Those who want to become a gold member can join their gold member program from their official website.