Xbox One adds crucial feature to the backwards compatibility program.
When Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed the backwards compatibility program at E3 2015, it came with several caveats. Publishers would have to approve the addition of their games and multi-disc games that became standard for AAA releases later in the Xbox 360 life cycle wouldn’t work.
While it remains true that publishers have the final say whether a game becomes playable on Xbox One, the addition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut to the back compat program signalled the beginning of multi-disc support for Xbox 360.
Earlier this afternoon, Partner Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra took to Twitter to confirm the news.
Yes, multi-disc 360 BC is now supported. Sorry I am late in responding to all the questions on this. #Xbox
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) May 13, 2016
The news may seem mundane on the surface, it has plenty of potential as the backwards compatibility library grows. Some of last-gen’s greatest hits like Mass Effect 2 & 3, LA Noire, Battlefield 3, Max Payne 3, Dead Space 2 & 3, Forza Motorsport 3 & 4, etc. all took 2+ discs to run on Xbox 360. With any hope, the ability to install and play multi-disc games on Xbox One could make the back compat program much beefier.
What multi-disc Xbox 360 game are you hoping comes to backwards compatbility? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter!