E3: Xbox One now plays Xbox 360 games (and more)

16 June 2015

xbox one square This week, gaming nerds are all getting stuck into the E3 conference, to find out what is happening in the world of video games. The big news at the moment, is that Phil Spencer - he's the head of Xbox, not Kirsty Allsopp's mate - has announced that you'll be able to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One.

So what's the craic? Well, Xbox 360 games will start showing up automatically in your library once backwards compatibility goes live. If you own a load of 360 games and they're gathering dust, don't throw them out - you'll be able to pop them in your Xbox One console, and you'll get a free download of the game.

And, in a neat touch, thanks to the advanced technology, you'll be able to take screenshots and do broadcasting and all that, just like it was a new release.

There'll be around 100 titles to play from the off, and as soon as the games developers give the nod to have their games appear on the system, more will be added.

There's news of a load of new games for the Xbox One too.

There'll be a game called ReCore which sees a female hero and her robot dog fighting their way through a desert full of baddies. There's also a pirate game called Sea of Thieves, which is an open world affair. The game that seems to be getting most excitement is something called Rare Replay, which is a 30 game compilation which includes Banjo-Kazooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day and more.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was also previewed, for all the Lara Croft fans out there. There were also looks at Halo 5: Guardians and Gears 4. Sadly, there's nothing about sorting out gamers' vitamin D deficiencies.

TOPICS:   Games   Gadgets

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