Published: Wed, October 25, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Original Xbox Games Are Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

There is no denying that the upcoming Xbox One X is powerful, boasting to be the most powerful console on the market and on par with a decent gaming PC.

The Xbox One X doesn't have long before it's launched for Xbox fans worldwide, an occasion that Microsoft is calling "the biggest global launch in Xbox history". If you don't, then you can buy majority digitally for $9.99. They will be giving away exclusive Xbox swag and giving you a chance to win a new Samsung QLED 4K TV.

Incidentally, if you are in NY yourself you can check out the celebration for yourself at the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue. However even if you don't have the Xbox One X, the update can still be pre-loaded ahead of the release of the console.

The Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall in Bellevue, Washington will host a meet and greet with Seahawks Cliff Avril on November 6 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. PT. Avril will play Madden NFL 18 on Xbox One X. GameStop stores and over 600 Best Buy locations will also do the same. A few Xbox owners on social media had been asking whether achievements would come as part of the games enhancements for the Xbox One, but sadly this does not seem to be the case. Can the Xbox One X compete with the PS4 Pro after launching so late?

Germany: On November 6, fans in Germany will be able to attend a gaming event hosted by PietSmiet, LefLoid, Gronkh and Ninotaku on Berlin's largest 4K theater screen for 700 fans.

Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One X will also come with Dolby Atmos support for more "immersive, moving audio", enhanced light shafts and character textures, dynamic shadows, increased draw distances and superior reflections. So that's why we announced it kind of lower key than Xbox 360 back compat. These games won't just run on your Xbox One and Xbox One X, they're going to look dramatically better too.

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