Microsoft rolls out Xbox One update — prepares for backward compatibility and Windows 10 game streaming

Hammad Saleem

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One OS update with support for backward compatibility and Windows 10 game streaming

Earlier at the E3 conference, Microsoft revealed the backward compatibility which give users the ability to run Xbox 360 games. The feature is available in preview form to some users, but it will soon be available for all Xbox users. 

Microsoft is rolling out an OS update for the Xbox One which brings support for two highly anticipated features: game streaming on Windows 10 and backward compatibility. The update is sized at a hefty 2GB and doesn’t bring too many new features and changes, except the two above-mentioned features.  

Major Nelson said in a blog post

“This update prepares for game streaming to Windows 10 (launching July 29th) and our upcoming Backward Compatibility feature launching in a few months. There are no new user-facing features in this release as the team focuses on the New Xbox One Experience that will be available later this year.” 

As for game streaming, it allows users to stream Xbox One games on Window 10 who have the Xbox app installed on their devices. Both features were showcased on a number of occasions in the past, and they look quite appealing based on the early impressions. 

Game streaming for Windows 10 will be available from July 29th. Microsoft is set to launch the Windows 10 operating system for desktop this month, followed by other platforms in the coming months. While the Backward Compatibility will be officially available in the next few months.