Microsoft intends for nearly all Xbox One games to be playable on Xbox Series X at launch

By Sean Carey,
Phil Spencer has shared more on Microsoft's plans for the Xbox Series X and backwards compatibility regarding Xbox One games. In a blog post over on Xbox Wire, the Xbox boss revealed that the company intends to make all Xbox One games (minus Kinect titles) playable on the Xbox Series X at launch.

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In the Wire post, Spencer says, "You will be able to play four generations of games on Xbox Series X on day one. That makes it the largest launch lineup for any new console ever, with thousands of games to play." The post continues, "It's our intent for all Xbox One games that do not require Kinect to play on Xbox Series X at the launch of the console. And because of the unprecedented power of Xbox Series X, most of your favorite games will load faster and look and perform many times better on the new console."

Back in May, the director of program management for Xbox Series X, Jason Ronald revealed that the Xbox Series X would be compatible with "thousands of games" at launch, but didn't go into the specifics of platforms and what games. Ronald also said that games benefit from the power of the Xbox Series X. We can expect HDR support for older games that didn't have HDR previously, better frame rates and overall higher image quality.

Spencer also revealed that Project xCloud would be joining Xbox Game Pass in Septemeber at no additional cost to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.