Are Xbox 360 games compatible with the Xbox One?


Quick Answer

Xbox 360 games are not compatible with the Xbox One, as of 2014. According to the Xbox customer support website, the new Xbox One has been built to offer a brand-new experience to users and therefore is not compatible with most hardware or software developed for the Xbox 360.

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Because of Microsoft's desire to create a new user experience, the Xbox One is not compatible with any games, controllers or accessories that are available for the Xbox 360. Some features, such as avatars and achievements, carry over between consoles, and these can be accessed through the Xbox One dashboard. Despite the lack of backwards compatibility, Microsoft has expressed a desire to continue to support the Xbox 360 and has also mentioned a possibility to market backwards compatibility in the future.

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