Xbox Series backwards compatibility supports everything but Kinect

Xbox Series S & X backwards compatibility will support all titles playable on Xbox One today, apart from those titles that use Kinect.

“After 500K+ hours of testing, we’re are excited to share that all Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games playable on Xbox One today, except for the handful that require Kinect, will be available – and look and play better – on Xbox Series X|S at launch,” Microsoft’s Jason Ronald recently confirmed on Twitter.

To be clear, that means any current original Xbox or Xbox 360 title — and that’s not everything in the library, but a substantial portion — alongside a majority of Xbox One games make the cut. Sadly, the Series consoles don’t support Kinect, so titles like Star Wars Kinect are out.

Sony has recently confirmed that a majority of PS4 titles will be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibilty, though titles from PS, PS2 and PS3 are not.

The Xbox Series S & X hit store shelves on 10 November, followed by the PS5 on 12 November.

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