The OT for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One
We like old games here on Retro Game Boards, so a thread for games coming to the BC program on the Xbox One family of consoles should be appropriate.
Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X are backwards compatible with a selection of games from the following “retro” consoles:
- Xbox 360 - Digital purchases, DLC and cloud saves will carry over from your 360.
- Xbox OG - Digital purchases on your 360 will carry over, saves and DLC are a no.
OG Xbox games on:
- XB1 & XB1S - 4x resolution boost.
- XB1X - 9x resolution boost.
Xbox 360 games on:
- XB1 & XB1S - Original resolution, framerates see a more stable number on most titles.
- XB1X - Original resolution, with some titles being booested to 4K. Framerates see large boosts, with mostly a locked target number of either 30 og 60 fps.
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Have a title you want to come to backwards compatibility? Vote here: https://xbox.uservoice.com/forums/298503
Special info on certain games:
- Mass Effect games: ME1 is available both as a digital purchase and on EA Access. ME2 & ME3 are available digitally ONLY through EA Access.
- Doom 3: BFG is not available digitally and only BC through using a disc. It will give you access to both Doom 1 & 2 digitally and they will not require the disc.
- Forza Horizon is now delisted as digital, but disc version works fine and will boost to a native 4K on the XB1X.
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