The Xbox 360 released in back in November of 2005. That’s nearly eight years ago! Since then, well over a thousand games have been released for the console when combining all of the retail, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Games-on-Demand and Indie games together. Quite a bit, right? I’m sure a lot of you have purchased many of those games throughout the years and were probably hoping for the opportunity to play those games on Xbox One. Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that isn’t going to happen.
In Microsoft’s officially released Xbox One FAQ, they clearly state that Xbox One will not play your Xbox 360 games…
Q: Will Xbox One be backward compatible with my existing games?
A: Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games—games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. We care very much about the investment you have made in Xbox 360 and will continue to support it with a pipeline of new games and new apps well into the future.
I don’t think this should really matter because if you’re going to purchase Xbox One anyway, aren’t you doing so to play Xbox One games? Food for thought. Let us know your opinions on this in the comments below and come to the forums to discuss it with the community!