Gamescom 2015: Xbox One backwards compatibility launches November 2015

After announcing the Xbox One will support backwards compatability, Microsoft has announced the feature will launch in November.

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After announcing the Xbox One will support backwards compatability, Microsoft has announced the feature will launch in November.

In addition to its official launch, Microsoft has announced all future Games with Gold titles will be backwards compatible, which means Xbox One owners can enjoy their free Xbox 360 games without having to fire up their last-gen console.

Xbox One backwards compatibility is only currently available for Preview Members and those users got a treat today with the reveal that the original Gears of War and Shadow Complex would be added to the backwards compatibility support list. Of course, its official public launch in November is something the majority of Xbox One owners have been looking forward to for some time.

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    August 4, 2015 7:36 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Gamescom 2015: Xbox One backwards compatibility launches November 2016

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      August 4, 2015 7:42 AM

      Wait...2016?

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        August 4, 2015 8:34 AM

        Fixed. Sorry about that.

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          August 4, 2015 9:27 AM

          Cool. Hopefully I didn't come off dick-ish, wasn't meant to be. Just got confused at first.

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            August 4, 2015 10:05 AM

            Not at all! It's easy to make a mistake like that when we're furiously trying to get these stories out as they come. So thanks for the heads up.

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      August 4, 2015 10:26 AM

      So when is the date that Games with Gold 360 titles will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One? I know BC will be available in November but with the 360 GWG games in August, September, and October be Backwards compatible as well?

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        August 4, 2015 10:55 AM

        The phrasing is "all future Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles," so I would take that to mean that this will be the idea going forward, starting in September at the latest.