Your Xbox One May Finally Be Able To Play Your Old Xbox 360 Games

Next month, Microsoft’s Xbox One will celebrate its second birthday, which makes it as good a time as any for a software update that will finally allow users to play some of their old Xbox 360 games on the console.

While backwards compatibility has been promised for some time, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb confirmed on Twitter last night that all Xbox One users will get a software update starting Nov. 12 that will give them the functionality to play the older games.

Or rather, we should say some older games. With only a few weeks to go before the wide rollout of this update, Microsoft’s official list of backwards-compatible games is pretty small and lacks a lot of big-name titles from the previous-generation console.

The company says the intention is to add hundreds of games to that list, but don’t expect that on Nov. 12 you’ll be able to just dust off all your old green disc boxes and party like it’s 2009.

[via Ars Technica]