New Xbox One Dashboard and Expanded Backwards Compatibility Lands in November

By Gerald Lynch on at

Microsoft is the first of the big publishers to show its hand at the annual Gamescom conference in Cologne. We already knew that it had a revamped dashboard on the way for its Xbox One console, and now we've got a roll out window for it too: the streamlined interface will be pushed out to your console in November.

Perhaps more exciting news however is that concerning an expansion of the Xbox One's backwards compatibility functionality. While it's still not quite as straightforward as slipping your old Xbox 360 discs into the newer console, Microsoft revealed that all future Games with Gold titles available for the 360 will work on the Xbox One as soon as they're announced, giving Microsoft's monthly subscription incentive a boost in the battle against PlayStation's PS Plus. That pushes the backwards compatibility tally for the Xbox One up to around 100 titles, and any that you've previously owned will be available free of charge.

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