Microsoft warns against using fake Xbox One backwards compatibility "trick"

Microsoft made the Xbox One with the understanding that there would be no way to offer true backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. However, it appears that some people are trying to trick other Xbox One owners to activate the previously discovered game development kit code in an attempt to play Xbox 360 games.

Microsoft has already discouraged people from using the code to enable the development features on the Xbox One, but apparently a JPG image has been making the Internet rounds today with a procedure to use that code in a way to get the console to recognize Xbox 360 games. There's just one big problem; the procedure is fake and all it will do is brick an Xbox One console that costs $500.

Microsoft's head of Xbox Live programming Larry Hryb has also weighed in on this issue with his Twitter feed:

So basically, if you see any claims about a special cheat code to get Xbox 360 games to play on an Xbox One you can safely ignore it.

Source: Kotaku | Image via Microsoft

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