Xbox One Back Compat Full Release Date Revealed

At the Halo 5 Live event, Phil Spencer revealed when the public can get their hands on Xbox One’s newest features.

Revealed at E3 2015, Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature is going live to the general public starting on Nov. 12. Additionally, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and Phil Spencer also confirmed that all of the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) will go live alongside the new feature next month.

A glimpse at the NXOE for those who haven't seen it.
A glimpse at the NXOE for those who haven’t seen it.

Backwards compatibility has been available to Xbox One preview members since June, but the titles available have been limited to a few dozen. As promised at E3, there should be at least 100 backwards compatibility games available come the 12th.

Shown during a stream at Halo 5 Live, one of the most anticipated titles, Halo: Reach was shown installed on a stage demo Xbox One. While the title isn’t up for everyone in the preview program to download just yet, fans can expect Reach to be amongst the first batch of back combat games.


If you wish to keep up with the Halo 5 Live launch event, head on over to the official stream.

Halo 5 Guardians launches on Oct. 27 worldwide exclusively on Xbox One. Expect New Xbox One Experience and a huge variety of backwards compatible games on Nov. 12.


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