Shortly after the release of Microsoft’s next-gen gaming console, the company announced a backward compatibility program. Selected games which are available for the Xbox 360 can be played on the Xbox One if they are part of this program. If you head over to Xbox Wire you can have a look at the complete list of games which are currently part of the backward compatibility program. The last time I checked, Microsoft had a list of 177 games which are former Xbox 360 titles and can now be played on Xbox One.
On the 14th of May, Microsoft also added multi disk support for the backward compatibility program. Well actually they didn’t really announce the program supporting this, however, they added a new game which is indicating support for that feature. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut has been added along with a few other games. Later on an official spokesman from Microsoft also confirmed the support of multi disk game with the backward compatibility program:
“Yes, ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut’ was the first multi-disk Backward Compatible title added to the program. We know fans were asking for this feature and our engineers worked hard developing a solution to enable it so we could further expand the titles included in Xbox One Backward Compatibility. We’re continuing to listen to our fans on Xbox Feedback and work with our publishing partners to grow out library of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles and will work to include more multi-disc games.”
Multi disc support was one important thing for the backward compatibility program which was missing so far. Adding this feature opens up the chance for multiple other games to be playable on Xbox One in the future. Mass Effect 2 is only one game in a long list of requested title for the backward compatibility program which are multi disc games.
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