Deus Ex: Human Revolution Becomes the First Multi-disc Game to Join the Backward Compatibility Library
Back at E3 2015, Microsoft announced that the backward compatibility was coming to Xbox One later in the year, that will allow users to play select games from the company’s previous generation console, the Xbox 360. Delivering on that promise, it offered more than 100 titles when the feature launched in November.
Since then, Microsoft has slowly been adding more titles to the list; however, one type of games that have been particularly missing are multi-disc games. But that is no longer the case. Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, confirmed the news in a recent thread on Reddit, saying:
I can confirm that the BC team has done work to support multi disc scenarios. Be sure to thank the BC engineers.
The first multi-disc game making its way to the backward compatibility library is Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, though the standard version of the game became backward compatible back in December.
Earlier, Microsoft said it was technically impossible to get multi-disc games to run on the Xbox One, but later in November, a spokesperson revealed that the company was actively working to pull off the feat, and finally, it’s a reality.
Microsoft didn’t reveal which other titles we may expect to join the backward compatibility library.
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