With the Xbox One backwards compatibility update now live, gamers around the world are wondering exactly what that means for their precious DLC. Good news from Microsoft: If you’ve already bought it, it’ll work on the new console. If you haven’t yet, you can buy it for Xbox One.
There’s a slight catch – you won’t be able to buy the new content on the new hardware. Instead, if you want DLC for an Xbox 360 game, you’ll need to pick it up either on an Xbox 360 or through the website, Xbox.com.
It makes sense, really, as a Microsoft representative explains that the backwards compatibility update simply does not include an emulated store:
We will support both digital and disc-based entitlements for Xbox 360 games running on Xbox One.
So, if you want to re-download the DLC you’ve already purchased, it’s tucked away in the “Manage Game” section for each title, under “Ready to Install”. If you want new stuff, you might have to make other arrangements, but at least you know you’ll still be able to play.
Has your Xbox One game collection expanded with the update? Here’s the list of the first batch of Backwards Compatible games.