Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature gets a release date

One of its neatest features is about to hit the Xbox One very soon. Having listened to popular demand, Microsoft is finally ready to bless its console with backwards compatibility on November 12. That is also the date on which the system will be blessed with a UI overhaul.

It should be noted by owners of the Xbox One console that not all Xbox 360 games will be playable on the new machine. The select titles include hit ones like Gears of War, Borderlands, Mass Effect, Super Meat Boy and many more.

Microsoft has even come up with a feedback program for gamers to vote on the next games they wish to see being added to the compatibility list. At the moment, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is leading with more than a hundred thousand votes, with Red Dead Redemption coming in at the second spot and Skyrim at the third.

Xbox 360 Games

Once users download the update on November 12, all the games that are backwards compatible and are present in their libraries will be made available for free download on the Xbox One. As for those who have their titles on discs, once they insert them in their drives, the game will begin downloading onto the system.

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Microsoft hasn’t forgotten its yearly dashboard update, as it is being clubbed with the backwards compatibility rollout. This year’s visual overhaul is based on the Windows 10 operating system, and hence brings to the console features like the Cortana voice assistant and more.

November 12 is not too far away now; so Xbox One owners should start preparing for the large and exciting update that is headed their way on the said date.