Xbox @ gamescom – Games with Gold goes backwards compatible

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Backwards compatibility has been at the top of Xbox One’s most wanted features for a long while now, and while it’s available to Preview Program members, the feature won’t arrive properly until November, making the Xbox One the only console to offer backwards compatibility for free!

The feature will launch with over 100 backwards compatible titles with hundreds more planned. Currently you need an original Xbox 360 disc to initiate the install, and then it’s needed as a key to allow you to play the game – not ideal really – well now, through the often laughed at Games with Gold program, all future Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles will be ones from the backwards compatibility list – eventually you’ll be able to replace those Xbox 360 discs!

Today Preview Program members will be able to grab copies of Gears of War and Shadow Complex via backward compatibility.

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