Xbox One Backward Compatibility is a hoax – Rumors, News, and Reviews

There’s a rumor going around on social media that users can enable Xbox 360 backwards compatibility on Xbox One by hopping through a series of steps meant to enable Developer Mode, changing a setting, and restarting the box. But, Microsoft is warning users not to follow these steps which claim to allow Xbox One consoles to play Xbox 360 games. Xbox One is the successor to the Xbox 360 and is the third console in the Xbox family.

Neither the Xbox One nor the PlayStation 4 are backwards-compatible and cannot be used to play previous generation games, no matter how much tweaking or reconfiguring users might attempt. The six-step tutorial passed around Facebook and Twitter actually opens the Developer Mode of the Xbox One and fixes it in a constant reboot cycle.

However, Microsoft’s head of Xbox Live programming Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has warned users against following a step-by-step tutorial to make their Xbox One backwards compatible. The guide, making the rounds on social media promises to let gamers to run older titles, but it can lead to bricking the console instead that costs $500.

Larry took on twitter to tell the users that there is no way to make their Xbox One backwards compatible and performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable.

The six step tutorial is as follows:
1. Go to the system menu
2. Press LB, RB, LT, RT in order quickly
3. Select the Developer Console
4. Check the “Enable devkit” box
5. Change the sandbox ID to freezone.reboot
6. Select “Reset Home Console”