Xbox One backwards compatibility now supports multi-disc games
A new update to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature will now add multi-disc game support for players looking to revisit older titles.
Microsoft introduced backwards compatibility to its Xbox One console last year, to the surprise of nearly everyone. Now, the company has added multi-disc game support, meaning that older titles that span multiple discs might be headed to the platform.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson confirmed the arrival of multi-disc game support on Twitter, citing that the company’s team have worked to enable Xbox 360 games stored on multiple discs to run on the Xbox One. Read: Microsoft discontinues the Xbox 360
Among the first multi-disc titles to land on the Xbox One will be Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, which required two discs over the standard version of the game.
Multi-disc support will allow Xbox One users to insert the first disc of a game into their console, following which the entire game will begin to download over the air.
The news indicates that Microsoft are planning to expand the number of titles that are backwards compatible; the company will now be able to port titles such as Mass Effect 2 and 3 to complement the original title in the series, which was among the first batch of games to reach the company’s new console.
Both Mass Effect 2 and 3 required two discs to run on the Xbox 360 – leaving the two titles a natural choice for Microsoft to bring to its new console ahead of the arrival of Mass Effect: Andromeda next year. Watch: 5 things we want to see in Mass Effect: Andromeda
What are your thoughts on the arrival of multi-disc game support for the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature? What games would you like to see head to Microsoft’s console? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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Source: Major Nelson