Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, took a moment to walk up stage to reinforce the fact that Xbox is committed to bring quality games, experiences, and continues to listen to feedback. Emphasizing that its fans are influential to making Xbox a better gaming console and that a certain feature that has been requested for a long time has been in the works.
As Mr. Spencer hints at that very feature, audience members become restless. Then it was finally announced, Xbox One now will have backwards compatibility to play Xbox 360 games, and the room filled with thunderous cheers and applause for what so many players wanted since the beginning of this generation. With this new feature, the Xbox One will add more than hundreds of playable titles in downloadable form and for those who own retail copies. And while using the Xbox One, players will, of course, be able to do everything from snapping apps to taking screenshots just like they normally would, and with a Windows 10 device, you can steam 360 games onto them.
Easily one of the biggest news announced so far this E3, the Xbox One shook up the gaming world and made a smart move. With a quick jab at Sony stating that they “won’t charge you to play the games you already own” – the crowd erupted in celebration. The tide has turned toward Xbox’s favor, but the day has only just begun.
Xbox Preview members will be able to test out the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility function today, and will be available to others this holiday.