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Microsoft just stunned us all by announcing backward compatibility for Xbox One

Wooow! No one really expected this, but Microsoft just announced backward compatibility for the Xbox One, meaning Xbox 360 games will finally start working on Microsoft’s latest-generation console.

DON’T MISS: Watch Microsoft’s big E3 2015 event live right here

Microsoft’s E3 press conference is underway and the company kicked things off with a bang. Beginning today, Xbox One owners in the company’s beta program will be able to play any one of more than 100 Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One.

The new feature will launch for the public this holiday season, but not all previous-gen Xbox 360 games will work; Microsoft will have to add the updated games to its store.

And of course, Xbox One users will only have access to Xbox 360 games they’ve purchased in the past.

For more, watch Microsoft’s big E3 event live right here.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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