How To Run Backwards-Compatible Xbox 360 Games On Xbox One

Video: Xbox One consoles are now backwards compatible with some Xbox 360 games. How do you play supported Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One? What happens with disc-based games? We've got a short video tutorial for you.

Microsoft's console supports around 100 360 games right now, with more to come.

Weirdly, the Xbox One store doesn't currently let you buy any of the backwards-compatible games. You can buy them digitally from an Xbox 360 or onXbox.com. Or, of course, you can get them on disc.

If you have save files for those games, upload them from your Xbox 360 by saving them to the cloud. Your Xbox One will grab them automatically.


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    What would be cool is support for games that had a concurrent 360 & XBone release, so people don't have to go out and buy the same game twice. I doubt it'll ever happen, though.

      I think on the next console that will be a thing (if the next generation still uses an x64/86 setup)

    as long as they give us red dead redemption...

      Rockstar/Take Two have to let then do it. Its not a matter of MS/Xbox giving it to us.

        I thought they said yes, it's just the conversion process were waiting for.

          Not according some articles that came out in the last couple of days.
          Here is one: http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/13/microsoft-wants-red-dead-redemption-on-xbox-one-too/

          I just googled "rockstar approves xbox one backwards compatibility" and it was all over the first couple of links.

    Thanks for the info Kotaku! I was wondering how I could download those games onto my xbone :D Much appreciated

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