Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One upon launch

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The next gen “war” is heating up and with Microsoft pretty much conceding this generation in order to focus on Project Scarlett, or Xbox Series X as it’s now called, they have made quite a number of strong moves that not only pushes them back in contention, it also makes them look like the stronger candidate heading into the 2020 Holidays.

One such move is Backwards Compatibility, something Phil Spencer and Xbox have been preaching for quite a while now. If you’ve been playing on the Xbox ecosystem, you’ll be glad to know that the latest Series X will support backwards compatibility starting on day one for Xbox One games.

In a series of interviews with GameSpot, Microsoft executive had this to say:

“We wanted to make sure we had that, day one, we could deliver on the compatibility promise, and so I’ve been playing quite a few [Xbox 360] games on my [Xbox Series X] and Xbox One games on the [Xbox Series X] and that’s just to ensure that we can be there day one” – Phil Spencer.

“We have thousands of games that run on Xbox One today… We want those games to be able to come forward with you but we also want your services to come with you. We want your gaming legacy to come with you, whether that’s your Gamerscore, whether that’s your friends list, all your Achievements, your game saves, all of that should come forward so there are no barriers for you as you think about moving forward.” – Jason Ronald

Microsoft have been working on backwards compatibility for years and it seems that they are slowly reaping the benefits already, with gamers taking notice to the pro-consumer approach as they move into the next gen full steam ahead.


Editor in Chief of One More Game. Father. Gamer. Not a Trophy or Achievement hunter but plays games by the boatload, look him up on PSN or XBL as AisuSkye! Would love to see a Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Lufia, and Breath of Fire 2 remake done in his lifetime.

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