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Xbox One backwards compatibility update rolling out today

Emma Clark

Published 12/11/2015 | 09:01

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The long awaited update to the Xbox One that adds backwards compatibility will roll out today. It also features a new UI and a faster browsing experience.

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From today, Xbox One owners will be able to play certain Xbox 360 games on their new console.

The Xbox One's update for Windows 10 is rolling out now, bringing with it a new UI along with Xbox 360 backwards compatibility. However, the ability to play Xbox 360 games won't be switched on until later in the day.

There will be 104 titles supported at launch, though expect more to be added in the coming weeks and months. They range from some of the best indie titles of the last generation to AAA titles and franchises.

If your console is setup for "Instant-on" it should automatically grab the update and install it without you needing to do anything.

The update should also improve the general speed of the Xbox One's menu experience, letting you start parties, see what friends are playing, browse your library, and get updates for recently played games much quicker than before.

The Xbox One update for Windows 10 will be available today.

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