Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Catalog Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Catalog Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

The Xbox One‘s backwards compatibility program now supports multi-disc Xbox 360 games, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has confirmed. The first multi-disc game added to the catalog was Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, which launched into the program earlier this week.

“I can confirm that the [backwards compatibility] team has done work to support multi-disc scenarios. Be sure to thank the backwards compatibility engineers,” Hyrb said (via Polygon).

At E3 2015, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Microsoft’s engineers were looking into how to introduce support for multi-disc games.

“We’re still working on multi-disc,” he explained at the time. “Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are some of my favorites from the 360. There’s actually work in packing a multi-disc into single that requires us to go back and look at the original package on the multiple discs and reconfigure that.”

Then in December 2015, Square Enix confirmed that the Director’s Cut was coming to the backwards compatibility program in 2016, once Microsoft delivered the multi-disc solution.

The Human Revolution Director’s Cut version sports a number of upgrades over the original version, including better boss battles, improved graphics, and smarter AI, among other things. It shipped across two discs as a result of this increase in size and scope.

Some other notable multi-disc Xbox 360 games include Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, and Halo 4.

There are now more than 170 games in the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility library. You can see all of the Xbox 360 games you can currently play on an Xbox One here.