Xbox Series X Launching with Backwards Compatibility on Day One

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Nobody buys a next-gen console for old games, but if the Xbox Series X’s alleged launch titles (Halo: Infinite, Hellblade 2) can’t hold your attention, Microsoft has you covered. Gamespot has learned that the Series X will support backwards compatibility on day one: more specifically, gamers will have the entire Xbox One library to tide them over until next-gen’s catalog begins filling out. Gamerscore, Achievements, and game saves will all remain intact.

“We have thousands of games that run on Xbox One today,” Xbox partner director of program management Jason Ronald told GameSpot. “We want those games to be able to come forward with you but we also want your services to come with you. We want your gaming legacy to come with you, whether that’s your Gamerscore, whether that’s your friends list, all your Achievements, your game saves, all of that should come forward so there are no barriers for you as you think about moving forward.”


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