Microsoft has highlighted that it expects all non-Kinect Xbox One games to work on the Xbox Series X via backwards compatibility from day one of the console's release this Holiday.
In a new article on Xbox Wire, head of Xbox Phil Spencer subsequently revealed that the Xbox Series X will have the "largest launch lineup for any new console ever" due to its backwards compatible features, and noted that most of those games will also look and perform better on the next-gen system:
"It’s our intent for all Xbox One games that do not require Kinect to play on Xbox Series X at the launch of the console. And because of the unprecedented power of Xbox Series X, most of your favorite games will load faster and look and perform many times better on the new console."
Of course, we already knew that the Kinect wouldn't be supported by the Xbox Series X due to its lack of a dedicated port, so there's no surprise there. Assuming all the other games work, however, you're looking at around 2500 Xbox One games that will be backwards compatible on the system from day one. Great stuff!
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