Microsoft has announced that the backwards compatibility function it showed off at E3 2015 will launch for all Xbox One users in November of this year.

Director of Platform Development Mike Ybarra took the stage at the company’s Gamescom Media Briefing  in Cologne Tuesday morning to announce that the feature will be extended to gamers beyond the Xbox preview program.

Ybarra also announced that all Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 will be backwards compatible on day one, essentially doubling the number of free games Xbox Live Gold members receive as part of the perks of being a member.

We’ve been enrolled in the Xbox Preview Program for a while now, and are loving the ability to play Xbox 360 games more than we expected. Of course, having the entire Rare Replay collection doesn’t hurt, either. Expect our review of Rare Replay soon!

Unfortunately, there is no update on that theoretically possible original Xbox to Xbox One compatibility.

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