Boot up Forza 4 on your Xbox One: Microsoft offers backwards compatibility

Within the next couple of days we expect to see some exciting things in the video gaming world come out of the 2015 E3 extravaganza. Both Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo are set to make huge waves for the car-minded gamer, as will Project Cars (which we've got a crush on) and Need For Speed. But before the new titles even had a chance to wow us, Xbox has gone and shown that we'll be replaying some of our favorite old games this year, too.

Answering one of the main critiques of the Xbox One system so far, the company announced this morning that backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games will soon be available via a software download. In fact, if you're part of the Xbox preview program, you'll be able to get the download and play later today.

Our friends at Engadget tell us that the system will work with a limited number of titles in the preview, but will expand when it goes fully live. Better still, the process for compatibility only requires developer approval, meaning "the list of approved titles should expand rapidly," according to Engadget. We expect that titles like Forza 4 and Forza Horizon will be available right away, with high hopes for Grid, Need For Speed, and F1 titles to follow.

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