Huge announcement coming on Xbox Backwards Compatibility anniversary

Brodie Fogg 4 November 2016


Major Nelson dropped a hint that there's a huge announcement coming on the one year anniversary of Xbox backwards compatibility at this year's PAX Australia.

During his story time keynote at PAX AUS 2016, Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson answered fans' burning questions on Xbox Live, backwards compatibility and more.

When one individual from the crowd asked the director of Xbox Live programming what one game the Major would bring to Xbox backwards compatibility had he the choice, he riffed on his love for Red Dead Redemption and teased an upcoming announcement. Though Hryb understandably didn't reveal too much in the way of future titles, he did state there's a "huge announcement" coming for Xbox backwards compatibility when the system celebrates its first birthday on 12 November.

Our best guess right now is that backwards compatibility for 360 titles is coming to Windows 10. The Major reiterated the goal of merging each platform to created one seamless Xbox experience, so an announcement for backwards compatibility on Windows 10 would be a significant step in that direction.

We'll know more when the announcement is made on 12 November, but for now keep an eye on the Major's Twitter account and our ongoing PAX coverage for more news on the Major's keynote.

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