At its E3 conference today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One has gained backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360. It’s native too, so you can use your regular Xbox 360 CDs, as opposed to the streaming method employed by Sony.
You can also use features specific to the Xbox One, including screenshots and game streaming via the Xbox App on Windows 10.
The feature is available to Xbox Preview members today – it will roll out to everyone this holiday. There are some limitations, however – the company said “over 100 games” will be playable. That surely will include some major titles – Mass Effect was demoed on stage, for instance – but several less popular titles could miss out on compatibility.
Still, some backwards compatibility is better than none at all – players who’ve invested money on a library of 360 titles are sure to welcome the news.