When asked if Xbox One will be able to play 360 titles over Xbox Live, or by downloading them, or by some means other than a disc, Whitten said the company had no plans for such a service at this time.

This means also that Xbox 360 titles a user owns on Xbox Live will not be playable on the Xbox One.


"The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn't really work from that perspective," Whitten told The Verge.

Xbox One will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games [The Verge]

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