1 Billion Hours Have Been Played On Xbox One’s Backwards Compatability Feature

Xbox Fans have been digging deep into the Xbox One Backwards compatibility feature.

One major selling point for the Xbox One, is the ability to play games from the previous generation via the backward compatibility program. Taking to thier road to E3 blog, Microsoft announced that one billion hours of games have been played via the Backward Compatibility initiative.

“We also reached a couple milestones recently with players having enjoyed over 4 billion hours on games released through our [email protected] program and nearly 1 billion hours on games in our Xbox One Backward Compatibility library,” Microsoft said.

It’s a pretty significant achievement as it just goes to show how many people are actually making use of the feature, and just how much time they are actually spending enjoying the games from yesteryear. Microsoft has also just introduced a new game to the program. RPG fans will now be able to play the Xbox 360 iteration of Dragon Age II.


Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.