Xbox One backwards compatibility now runs multi-disc games

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When Microsoft launched backwards compatibility for the Xbox One last November, there was one slight hurdle: all the games it supported only had a single 360 disc, because the engineers hadn't yet cracked the code for multi-disc games.

That has all changed now, with Microsoft's Major Nelson confirming on Reddit that the backwards compatibility engineers have worked hard to enable multi-disc game support.

The first Xbox 360 title across multiple discs that Xbox One users can now enjoy is Deus EX: Human Revolution Director's Cut. While the original Human Revolution shipped on a single disc, the Director's Cut required a second disc.

According to the Reddit discussion, users are required to insert the first disc of a multi-disc game into the Xbox One, which then downloads the entire game to the console's hard drive.

Naturally, this development opens up the Xbox One's backwards compatibility to a much larger collection of games, so here's hoping that popular titles like Mass Effect 2 and 3 will be added to the list of supported titles before Mass Effect Andromeda gets released.

Having spent the past decade editing some of Australia's leading technology publications, Nick's passion for the latest gadgetry is matched only by his love of watching Australia beat England in the rugby.