Xbox 360 Games Get Backwards Compatibility With Xbox One, New “Elite” Xbox One Controller Unveiled

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Microsoft kicked off its E3 2015 media briefing with an announcement sure to please Xbox fans still holding on to their library of Xbox 360 games.

This Fall, a list of approximately 100 Xbox 360 games will become backwards compatible with Xbox One, meaning your older-gen titles can be played on Microsoft’s newest platform natively. If you’re in the Xbox One Preview Program, you can start testing the following Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One right now:

  • Banjo Kazooie: N n B
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Defense Grid
  • Geometry Wars Evolved
  • Hexic HD
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo
  • Mass Effect
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Small Arms
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: TIP

Also coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 is a brand new “Elite” Wireless Controller that improves upon the original design in a number of ways, including new button paddles, hair trigger locks, a new d-pad, swappable components, and button remapping.

It will be available this Fall, though pricing details were not yet announced. Check out the new controller in the trailer and images below.

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