Microsoft are scheduled to deliver the Windows 10 based update to the Xbox One next Thursday, adding a range of new enhancements and additions over the existing dashboard. Alongside this, we will see the arrival of backwards compatibility, enabling select Xbox 360 games to run on the Xbox One hardware.
Microsoft are now planning to announce more than one hundred Xbox 360 games arriving on Xbox One next week, in preparation for the launch of backwards compatibility in the following days. We are yet to know which titles will be supported at launch, with exceptions for select titles available via the the preview dashboard or promotions. Microsoft's Mike Ybarra stated on Twitter last night that a detailed list will arrive next Monday, three days ahead of scheduled launch for the update.
It is expected that both Microsoft and developers will invest into backwards compatibility, with many development studios expressing their interest in the concept. Video game publishers are choosing to distribute digital copies of Xbox 360 games alongside upcoming Xbox One titles, to incentivise pre-orders. We have since seen Microsoft get on board the technology, by stating all upcoming games offered in the Games with Gold program will be supported by the Xbox One.
Xbox One backwards compatibility will release November 12th via a major Windows 10 inspired update for the Xbox One.