Windows 10 for XBox One Update Released Today Adding 360 Game Support

Windows 10 for XBox One and XBox 360 Game Support

Today, Microsoft begins rolling out the most anticipated and probably the most significant XBox release that they have ever released for a console, Windows 10 for XBox One.

The dashboard and user interface of XBox One will change drastically, giving users the look and feel of Windows 10 because well, it’s Windows 10 underneath essentially.

Probably one of the most wanted features is backwards compatibility support for “some” Xbox 360 titles, allowing users to run and play their old games and their new ones made specifically for XBox One. Got rid of your 360 and all of your games to go with it? Too bad!

As consoles begin updating to the New XBox One Experience (NXOE) over the next year weeks, the total count of Windows 10 installation worldwide will drastically increase, inching closer and closer to the 1 Billion installs Microsoft is hoping to achieve in 2-3 years time.

Windows 10 on XBox One is not only a more consistent user interface and experience for users, Microsoft also said that NXOE greatly improves the speed of the console. You should see a faster boot up time, wake from standby’s, and even the navigation should seem a lot more responsive.

XBox 360 Compatible Games on XBox One
A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
Assassin’s Creed II
Asteroids & Deluxe
Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts
BattleBlock Theater
Bejeweled 2
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Call of Juarez® Gunslinger
Castle Crashers
Centipede & Millipede
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Crazy Taxi™
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Defense Grid: The Awakening
DiRT 3
DiRT Showdown
Discs of Tron
Doom II
Dungeon Siege III
Earthworm Jim HD
Fable II
Fallout 3
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Golden Axe™
Halo: Spartan Assault
Hardwood Backgammon®
Hardwood Hearts®
Hardwood Spades®
Heavy Weapon
Hexic HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Joy Ride Turbo
Just Cause 2
Kameo™: Elements of Power
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Lode Runner™
Mass Effect™
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes™
Mirror’s Edge™
Missile Command
Monday Night Combat
Monkey Island: Special Edition
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Ms. Splosion Man™
Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
NiGHTS into dreams…
Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising
Pac-Man: Championship Edition™
Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Pinball FX™
Plants vs. Zombies
Prince of Persia
Putty Squad
Rayman 3 HD
R-Type Dimensions™
Sacred Citadel
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Shadow Complex
Sonic CD
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Super Meat Boy
Supreme Commander 2
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
South Park: The Stick of Truth™
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Tron: Evolution
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
Wolfenstein 3D

A total of 104 XBox 360 games are included at launch, that will work on XBox One. Microsoft will be adding more to the list as they receive feedback from its users on what they want.

How do you get the Windows 10 upgrade for XBox One? It’s going to be rolled out staggered to keep the servers from having too much strain but the roll-out started at 3AM EST on November 12th. The backwards compatibility titles will be ready at 3PM EST. If you do not upgrade before November 23rd, you will be prompted for a mandatory update.

You can browse to System-> Settings and manually check for the update if you do not want to wait.

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