Almost all Xbox One games should work on Xbox Series X at launch
All non-Kinect games.
What you need to know
- Today, Microsoft revealed its vision for the future of gaming.
- The highlight was that Project xCloud game streaming would be bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
- All non-Kinect Xbox One games will also be playable on Xbox Series X at launch.
- The console is expected to hit retailers in Holiday 2020.
Today, Microsoft provided more details about its vision for Xbox Series X. While the highlight of the announcement was the reveal that Project xCloud game streaming would be part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, some other promises are also quite important. For example, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that the company wants to make all Xbox One games that don't require Kinect to be playable on Xbox Series X.
You can read part of the press release we received below that discusses how backward compatibility on Xbox Series X will work.
For the past few months, we've known that the Xbox Series X wouldn't focus on entertainment like the Xbox One, and for those reasons, it was forgoing Kinect and HDMI-in functionality. This is just another form of confirmation. However, the bigger news has to be how all Xbox One games should work on Xbox Series X at launch, and there won't be a gradual rollout like that discussed by the competition.
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