The Xbox One library will carry over into the next-gen.

Xbox Series X will have backward compatibility for its predecessor’s games on day one, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer told GameSpot in an interview released Monday.

“We wanted to make sure we had that, day one, we could deliver on the compatibility promise, and so I’ve been playing quite a few [Xbox 360] games on my [Xbox Series X] and Xbox One games on the [Xbox Series X] and that’s just to ensure that we can be there day one,” Spencer said.

Jason Ronald, Xbox partner director of program management, also told the outlet that players’ saves, friends list, Achievements, and Gamerscore will be making the jump as well when Microsoft’s new console makes its Holiday 2020 launch.

“We want those games to be able to come forward with you but we also want your services to come with you,” Ronald said. “We want your gaming legacy to come with you, whether that’s your Gamerscore, whether that’s your friends list, all your Achievements, your game saves, all of that should come forward so there are no barriers for you as you think about moving forward.”

The Xbox One has built up an expansive catalog of games since its launch in November 2013, and the work to ensure that its games will run on the new console has been a tall order, Spencer and Ronald both confirmed. Still, the promise and effort will come as a sigh of relief for those looking to make the jump to the new console after investing so much into the current platform.

There has been a steady flow of information regarding Xbox Series X in the past several months. Microsoft got into the specifics of the console’s architecture at E3 2019, back when it was still dubbed Project Scarlett, and Halo Infinite was confirmed as a launch title for the system at the end of Xbox’s annual press conference.

In November, Spencer talked about virtual reality not being a big part of Xbox’s next-gen plans. Then, at The Game Awards last week, the “Series X” console was officially revealed along with the announcement of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.

SOURCE: GameSpot