Microsoft did the unthinkable at E3 by announcing a compatibility layer on the Xbox One for Xbox 360 games to be played. Larry Hryb sat down with Bill Stillwell to talk about how it all works.
While it was certainly one of the highlights from E3 for many, the feature is not quite available to everyone just yet. Hryb and Stillwell talked about how the engineering team essentially created a virtual Xbox 360 console emulator on the Xbox One. The interesting part about this layer is that it supports Xbox One features like recording and social interaction.
Along with the emulator integration, you'll also be able to earn Xbox 360 achievements, use the old generation interface and more. Only a selection of games will be available when the feature goes live to the public, but Microsoft expects to have more added shortly. For the time being, the new feature is only available to preview members.