Xbox One Getting Compatible For Xbox 360 Games

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The Xbox 360 has been a staple for gamers for nearly 10 years, during which they amassed massive collections of games. But, when the Xbox One launched in 2013, the ability to play those old games was not added to the new system.

Fans can rejoice now, as Microsoft announced at E3 this week that the Xbox One is becoming backward compatible this fall, with a lineup of more than 100 fan-requested Xbox 360 games to start and more to come.

"Xbox One backward capability allows you to play the games you have already invested in," Xbox division head Phil Spencer. "If you have been waiting to move from your Xbox 360 to Xbox One, now is the time."

By the 2015 holiday season, Xbox One will support play of select Xbox 360 games for free.

When asked if every Xbox 360 title will eventually be supported, Microsoft General Manager of Games Publishing Shannon Loftis told Engadget that it's up to the fans.

"It's up to gamers to tell us what they wan," she said. "We do all the work, but there is a little bit of work and part of that involves talking with the publisher and making sure that this is consistent with their goals for the game as well. So, as gamers ask us, we will deliver."