Xbox fans may be happy to hear that they will still be able to play all of their Xbox One games on the new Xbox Series X when it comes out on Holiday 2020. According to Gamespot, the Xbox Series X will support backwards compatibility for all Xbox One games on the day it releases. Phil Spencer had this to say as to why the games would be available on day one: “We wanted to make sure we had that, day one, we could deliver on the compatibility promise, and so I’ve been playing quite a few [Xbox 360] games on my [Xbox Series X] and Xbox One games on the [Xbox Series X] and that’s just to ensure that we can be there day one.” The Xbox Series X will also be able to play games for the Xbox 360, so fans who still have their Xbox 360 games will still be able to use them.
Players will also be able to bring more than their games to the next-gen console. According to the director of program management Jason Ronald in an interview with Gamespot, players will be able to bring their save data from their previous games, their gamerscore, their friends list, and their achievements. Jason Ronald explained that Xbox wants “those games to be able to come forward with you but we also want your services to come with you. We want your gaming legacy to come with you, whether that’s your Gamerscore, whether that’s your friends list, all your Achievements, your game saves, all of that should come forward so there are no barriers for you as you think about moving forward.”
While everyone is calling the next-gen console the Xbox Series X, according to a Microsoft representative, the Xbox Series X is just called Xbox. The representative also hinted that the Xbox Series X would just be the first as the company intends to release multiple versions of the next-gen console. There is no new information regarding the Xbox Series X as of this moment but more information will likely be revealed soon.