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Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X Will Offer Same Backward Compatibility Library as Xbox One

Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X Will Offer Backward Compatibility on All Titles currently offered Through Xbox One

Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X Will Offer Same Backward Compatibility Library as Xbox One

It’s a good day to be a fan of backwards compatibility, or at least it is if you’re looking to pick up an Xbox Series X at some point.

In a post to Twitter made on Oct. 28, Microsoft’s head of PC gaming, partnerships and new technologies Jason Ronald revealed that both versions of the company’s next generation console would offer the same backward compatibility range as the Xbox One.

“After 500K+ hours of testing, we’re are excited to share that all Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games playable on Xbox One today, except for the handful that require Kinect, will be available – and look and play better – on Xbox Series X|S at launch,” Ronald wrote.

As such, the Xbox Series X’s backward compatibility extends not only to exclusives from the company’s console libraries, but also to multiplatform series like Final Fantasy, Just Cause, Dragon Age and many more.

For a frame of reference, one can look over the company’s official list of titles supported by the Xbox One’s backward compatibility here.

The news comes after weeks of both Microsoft and Sony detailing how much backward compatibility their next generation consoles will offer. Earlier in the month, Microsoft offered a glimpse at how Fallout 4 would run on the Xbox Series S, and provided details on how similar titles would fare when played on the new consoles.

Sony, meanwhile, recently launched a support page related to backward compatibility on the PlayStation 5, detailing which of the games from the PS4’s library will be available on the console and which would remain playable only on PS4.

The Xbox Series X is set to launch on Nov. 10. For more on the console, check out this walkthrough video detailing how it’ll work and what features owners of the console can expect to see out the gate.

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