BLAST FROM THE PAST
Xbox One Preview Update Lets You Buy BackwardsCompatible Xbox 360 Games It’s without a doubt that the biggest, most exciting feature of the Xbox One Preview update is the ability to browse and purchase backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games.
Not one to lose out to the likes of Sony, Microsoft has also unveiled updates for the Xbox One console. Sadly, the update, which consists of several highly requested features, is currently only available to Xbox One Preview participants. On the bright side, you can expect them to be rolled out to all consoles in the coming weeks. It’s without a doubt that the biggest, most exciting feature of the Xbox One Preview update is the ability to browse and purchase backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games. A feature that should have been included with last November’s ‘New Xbox One Experience’ update, it’s the catalyst that enabled the Xbox One to run selected Xbox 360 titles.
Other new additions include the ability to participate in 16-person Party Chats, which, up until now, was only limited to 12 people. The Twitch app for Xbox One has likewise been given an update as well – you can now include the conversations of your Party Chats into your broadcast. Naturally, party members are able to choose whether or not to have their angelic (or demonic) voices transmitted out for all of Twitch to hear. But of course, it is the party leaders who will have the final say, as they have the authority to mute a party member’s audio even if they have decided to join the fray.
Then there’s the refreshed Reputation system, which has been given a minor visual overhaul to ensure that you’re distinctly aware of the fact that your teammate in
has a ‘Needs Work’ or an ‘Avoid Me’ reputation level – who you should probably avoid at all costs if you want to actually enjoy the game.