Video – Xbox One backwards compatibility demonstration

Xbox One backwards compatibilityDuring its E3 conference this week Microsoft surprised gamers by announcing that the Xbox One will soon be backwards compatible with a number of Xbox 360 games.

Although this feature isn’t rolling out until later this year, anyone signed up to the Xbox One Preview Program can test it out right now with a select number of games (around 20 or so) in order to give feedback to Microsoft on how smoothly things are running.

I’m a member of the Preview Program, so yesterday I held a quick 20-minute livestream on my Twitch channel showing the entire process. If you missed it, here it is in its entirety.

During the stream I showed how the feature lets you see games already available for download. I then I downloaded Banjo-Kazooie and started it up, all in real-time, as well as showing how it works with Xbox One’s Snap feature while also explaining how other features such as game saves and the Xbox 360 Guide work.

So get stuck in and see how it looks. I think you’ll agree it’s pretty bloody smooth.

For those curious, here’s the small list of games that are backwards compatible during this test period:

A Kingdom of Keflings
A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
Banjo Kazooie
Banjo Tooie
BattleBlock Theater
Defense Grid
Geometry Wars Evolved
Hexic HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Kameo
Mass Effect
N+
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Super Meat Boy*
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Toy Soldiers
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
Zuma

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