Xbox One March preview lets you buy Xbox 360 games in the online store

Tomorrow's Xbox One Preview Program update has a few new useful features, not the least of which being the ability to buy Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One.

Published Tue, Mar 1 2016 4:00 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

The Xbox One Preview Program is getting a pretty substantial update pushed out tomorrow. This update is finally giving you the ability to buy those Xbox 360 backwards compatible games straight through the Xbox One store itself.

Xbox One March preview lets you buy Xbox 360 games in the online store |

If you're lucky enough to have signed up and been chosen for the honor of this program, then you'll also be able to enjoy much larger Party Chat rooms, with up to 16 people able to tell you how much you such at one time. You'll also have the ability to include each person individually into your Twitch broadcast, though each person has the ability to decline should they want to. The party leader can also mute the voice of anyone who opted-in to being part of the broadcast, just in case.

And in case you want to show off the things you've accomplished with the nearly 30 million hours of Xbox 360 in Xbox One gaming time, then you'll also be able to share your Xbox 360 achievements in your Xbox One activity feed, which is only natural given that you can play those games on the console now. So why not celebrate all of your achievements properly.

The Gamerscore Leaderboard is now available to be used in full with the beta and in case you're curious about other people's avatar, there's a new mode where you can compare what you're both wearing. Of course minor changes to the Featured section have been made with a better assortment of games, deals and community events. The DVR has also been slightly improved, giving you the ability to set recording length.


Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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