All Users Can Now Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible Games On Xbox One

by Mike Futter on Mar 23, 2016 at 05:31 AM

Microsoft is rolling out a number of preview features to all Xbox One users today. In addition to the items we already knew about, a few additional things are available.

Users can now purchase Xbox 360 backward compatible games directly on the Xbox One. Party size has been increased to 16 people. Additionally, you can now stream your party chat to Twitch.

Xbox Elite controller owners will also see improved thumbstick precision. This is based on feedback received the community. The result is that there is a new software solution for measuring the dstance of the sticks from center with better responsiveness the goal.

You can now take a screenshot just by saying, “Xbox, take a screenshot.” The Upload app has also been improved so you can manage your screenshot gallery.

For more on the features moving from preview to full release, check out our previous coverage.

[Source: Major Nelson]


Our Take
This is a solid update for the Xbox One, especially as it makes it easier to take advantage of the backward compatibility feature. Having used the “Xbox record that” command numerous times, I’m glad it’s as easy now to grab a screenshot.