Today at Microsoft’s annual pre-E3 press conference, Xbox head Phil Spencer took the stage to announce that Xbox 360 backwards compatibility was coming to the Xbox One.
Similarly to the Xbox 360’s backwards compatibility feature with the original Xbox, only certain Xbox 360 titles will be available when the program launches, which is right now for Xbox preview program members. Xbox One owners at large will get access to the feature starting this holiday.
Microsoft showed off the feature by playing Mass Effect live on stage on an Xbox One. Additional games will be announced and added to the library in the future.
The games will be available digitally, and Microsoft will not charge players for games they already own.
Xbox One players will be able to play alongside those on Xbox 360 and will have full access to Xbox One features, like taking screenshots, while doing so.