Change to Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One System Software Preview Requires Reinstalling Games

on July 21, 2015 4:38 PM

If you are enjoying Xbox 360 backwards compatibility on Xbox One thanks to the preview program, here’s a heads up. A change has been made to how backwards compatibility works, and that requires uninstalling and reinstalling some of the games in the current line-up to keep playing them, as mentioned by Program Manager Emily Hanson on the private preview forums.

Thank you for participating in the Xbox One Preview program and helping us test Backward Compatibility! We’ve received great feedback from participants thus far and are working hard on several improvements to the experience.
We’d like to let you know about an upcoming change that will require action on your part. If you have installed any of the titles listed below, please read on for info on how to keep playing:

  1. Viva Piñata
  2. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  3. Perfect Dark
  4. Perfect Dark Zero
  5. Kameo: Elements of Power
  6. Jetpac Refuelled
  7. Banjo-Kazooie
  8. Banjo-Tooie

If you have any of these titles, you’ll need to uninstall and reinstall the title to continue playing.

For assistance uninstalling titles, please refer to this page on Xbox Support. Once you’ve uninstalled the title, you can reinstall it from My games & apps > Games > Ready to Install.

NOTE: Reinstalling a title won’t impact its Xbox 360 saves.

So there you have it: if you’re playing one of the games listed above on your Xbox One, it’s time to uninstall and reinstall them. Hopefully you have a fast hard disk.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.