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Xbox One cross game compatible question

  • Level   2

Ive been hearing all these rumors that Xbox One wasnt going to be cross compatible with Xbox 360 games. I have also heard that Microsoft is going to make it where you can hook up you 360 to the Xbox One and play 360 games off it. I was just wondering if anyone can confirm this as true or if someone could give better info on how the Xbox One is going to work. My last question on something else I heard was that the Xbox One is going to let people have a top friends list and if your on someones top friend list and they have game you dont have you can digitally download the game they are playing for free.

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    • Level   9
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    • The Xbox One is not backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games.
    • You can connect your Xbox 360 to your Xbox One via HDMI pass-thru.
    • That last feature you mention is not true. There was a similar system originally planned but has since been changed due to heavy industry and consumer feedback. Here is the latest:


    Sharing Digital Games

    Everyone in your home can share digital games with each other. Your Xbox One can become your virtual game library filled with digital games that different people in the home bought. Anyone can pick any digital game on your Xbox One, sign in with their own gamertag and play – even if the owner is not signed in. Like physical media, you can also play many digitally downloaded games without being online, although experiences will be best when connected to the internet and Xbox Live. Finally, when you purchase a digital game, you can start playing even before the entire game downloads.

    Because your digital games go with you, you can also use and share digital games when you sign in to another console. And, if you happen to buy a digital game when you are signed in on your friend’s console, your game will also be available on your Home Xbox One console for anyone to use.

    Sharing digital games is a great feature of Xbox One, and we’re also making it possible for Xbox Live Gold members to share some of the best benefits of Gold.



    Source: http://news.xbox.com/2013/08/xbox-one-digital-games-and-live-gold

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    • Level   9
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    • The Xbox One is not backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games.
    • You can connect your Xbox 360 to your Xbox One via HDMI pass-thru.
    • That last feature you mention is not true. There was a similar system originally planned but has since been changed due to heavy industry and consumer feedback. Here is the latest:


    Sharing Digital Games

    Everyone in your home can share digital games with each other. Your Xbox One can become your virtual game library filled with digital games that different people in the home bought. Anyone can pick any digital game on your Xbox One, sign in with their own gamertag and play – even if the owner is not signed in. Like physical media, you can also play many digitally downloaded games without being online, although experiences will be best when connected to the internet and Xbox Live. Finally, when you purchase a digital game, you can start playing even before the entire game downloads.

    Because your digital games go with you, you can also use and share digital games when you sign in to another console. And, if you happen to buy a digital game when you are signed in on your friend’s console, your game will also be available on your Home Xbox One console for anyone to use.

    Sharing digital games is a great feature of Xbox One, and we’re also making it possible for Xbox Live Gold members to share some of the best benefits of Gold.



    Source: http://news.xbox.com/2013/08/xbox-one-digital-games-and-live-gold

    • Level   1

    dude just get the hdmi cable from the 360(must say xbox 360 on it) and plug that cable into your one than into your tv