Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Is Officially Live: Here’s How To Access It

Microsoft has finally made available the first 104 Xbox 360 games that are now backwards compatible for the Xbox One. If you own any of these games that are currently supported by backwards compatibility, either digitally or retail copy, you can now play them on your Xbox One.

The supported games include some classics like Assassin’s Creed 2, Gears of War Trilogy, Fable, Fallout 3 and more. If you own either one of these games, you can now play them again on your Xbox One.

In order to play these backwards compatible games, you need to insert the retail disc into your console to unlock it on your Xbox One. You can find the game located under the “My Games and Apps” section.


If you own the digital version of these games, you can simply navigate to “My Games and Apps” and find your game from there and install it.

Microsoft has also released a brand new firmware update today called New Xbox One Experience. It is a major firmware update that was originally announced at E3 2015. This firmware update prepares the console for connectivity with Windows 10 and includes major overhaul. It also a lot faster and snappier than the old UI.

Let us know which games you have successfully managed to play with backwards compatibility on your Xbox One in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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