Xbox One is now backwards compatible with multi-disc Xbox 360 games

Xbox One backwards compatibility has officially cleared the hurdle of multi-disc Xbox 360 games. The first supported multi-disc title, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, went live last week, and Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb confirmed on Reddit that Microsoft engineers have "done work to support multi disc scenarios".

Xbox One allows users to pop in backwards compatible Xbox 360 discs and start downloading an emulated version of the game at no extra cost. That makes it nice and easy to bring over your catalog of physical Xbox 360 games, but it also meant some extra work was required to make it function properly with multi-disc titles like Human Revolution.

One Reddit user noted that the entire download began after inserting the first disc of the game, so it seems like Microsoft has emulated the disc-switching process as well - you'll just need to keep the first disc inserted while playing the whole game. Hopefully this means we can look forward to other multi-disc Xbox 360 games such as Blue Dragon and Mass Effect 2 and 3 hitting the backwards compatible library soon.

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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.