Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Explained

By Andrew Ogley, 2 years ago
Ever since it was announced at E3, backwards compatibility has been a hot topic and the source of many questions from gamers eager to see the new functionality.

Microsoft has now released a video clip in which Xbox Live's Major Nelson chats with Bill Stillwell from the platform team about how it all works and what we can expect. In the relatively short clip it is revealed how achievements, dashboard, game saves, digital copies, and disc copies will all work. The video also shows how fast the emulation works by demonstrating the original Borderlands in action.

Backwards compatibility is available now for those in the preview program and is expected to be officially released this coming holiday season.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.