Will Xbox Series X support Xbox 360 and OG Xbox games?

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Will Xbox Series X support Xbox 360 and OG Xbox games?

Best answer: Yes. The next-gen Xbox Series X will support all the Xbox 360 and original Xbox games currently available on the Xbox One unless publishers specifically request for them to be removed.4K while you wait: Xbox One X (From $300 at Amazon)HD today: Xbox One S (From $212 at Amazon)Discless HD gaming: Xbox One S All-Digital (From $160 at Amazon)Contract option: Xbox One All-Access (From $20/month at Amazon)

Back compat galore

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Microsoft made a splash when it announced backward compatibility for Xbox One a few years ago, bringing hundreds of original Xbox and Xbox 360 games to the platform.

Although it was a lengthy process, the program eventually saw hundreds of titles hit Xbox One, from a massive range of developers and publishers, large and small. Even heavy-hitters like Call of Duty joined the fray, with Microsoft committing various classics of its own to the list. You can browse the full library of available backward compatible games right here.

In its official Xbox Series X post, Microsoft has effectively committed to bringing all of the Xbox One backward compatible games forward for the ride.

Four generations of gaming: Our commitment to compatibility means existing Xbox One games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, look and play better than ever before. Your favorite games, including titles in Xbox Game Pass, benefit from steadier framerates, faster load times, and improved resolution and visual fidelity – all with no developer work required. Your Xbox One gaming accessories also come forward with you.

However, there's still the possibility that publishers may not wish to allow their games to be backward compatible with Xbox Series X, but we've seen no evidence to suggest any games are being pulled at this time. At least for now, you can expect basically every piece of content you own on Xbox One to move forward to next-gen with you.

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