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Xbox One gets twice as many Games with Gold from backwards compatibility

Xbox Live Games with Gold (opens in new tab) will have twice as many titles for Xbox One owners starting next month. Microsoft announced that all Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November onward, confirming the plans it first put forward in August (opens in new tab).

If you're in the Preview Program, you'll be able to play Dirt 3 on Xbox One as soon as it joins Games with Gold on November 1. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for the backwards compatibility update (opens in new tab) to roll out to the general public on November 12. That gives you a window of a few days to claim Dirt 3 before Dungeon Siege 3 takes its place on November 16.

Don't forget that Microsoft is giving out the complete Xbox 360 Gears of War collection (opens in new tab) to everybody who plays Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (opens in new tab) online by December 31. That and Games with Gold should give you plenty of free stuff to play while you're waiting for a holiday haul and/or becoming utterly destitute from buying presents for ingrates.

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Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.