A spurious image has been making the rounds and implying that you can use the Xbox One's developer tool menus to make the Xbox One play Xbox 360 games. Problem is, the image is dead wrong and you could brick your Xbox One. Don't do that.
Earlier this week, the inputs that let you access the Xbox One's developer menus surfaced. This is the stuff that's going to let game-makers everywhere use their retail consoles as games creation stations. And the instructions in the Backwards Compatibility Image sound like the kind of thing that will magically make Microsoft's newest game hardware into a last-gen + current-gen unicorn.
To be clear there is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible & performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable
-- Larry Hryb (@majornelson) December 6, 2013
But Xbox exec Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has warned Xbox One owners against messing with the dev tools. The tempatation to make your new XB1 machine into a two-in-one purchase is understandable. But who wants to roll the dice and wind up with a broken machine?