Microsoft details DLC and add-on system for backwards compatible Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One

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Just recently, Microsoft officially launched the backwards compatibility feature to the Xbox One.  The feature will allow Xbox One owners to play a library of Xbox 360 games. Since most of these games have DLC or add-on content, many players wondered how these could work. Luckily, Microsoft has the right answer.

Microsoft revealed more details about backwards compatibility to Game Informer. Apparently, both disc-based and downloaded digital DLC will be available for use on the Xbox 360 titles. The problem lies in the store of the Xbox One. Currently, the store of the Xbox One is not slated to sell older Xbox 360 titles.

"Right now, Backward Compatibility does not emulate the Xbox 360 store so new Xbox 360 games must be purchased on your Xbox 360 or via Xbox.com," said a Microsoft representative to Game Informer. He added that "DLC will be supported and automatically downloaded to your Xbox One along with supported games.”

Both disc and digital DLC for Xbox 360 games running on the Xbox One will be supported. If the player already owns the extra content, then he will be set to go when he has downloaded the update containing the feature.

As of now, there are a total of 104 games allowed for backwards compatibility. The full list of titles is detailed at Major Nelson.

Among the listed games are some hit titles including “Fallout 3,” “Assassin’s Creed 2,” “Mass Effect” and the entire “Gears of Wars” series. Most of these games have DLC, so players will be treated to more hours of gaming.

More titles will come to the feature soon as Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, said that this is just first batch of games. No details have been said yet as to when more games will be made available for the feature.

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