We’ve known that DLC would work with backward compatible titles for some time, but now Microsoft has shared new details on how add-ons for your Xbox 360 games will work when the New Xbox One Experience launches on November 12th.
If you want to purchase new 360 games or DLC, you won’t be able to do so directly from your Xbox One, a Microsoft rep told Game Informer via e-mail.
“Right now, Backward Compatibility does not emulate the Xbox 360 store and new Xbox 360 games can be purchased on your Xbox 360 or via Xbox.com,” the rep said. “We will support both digital and disc-based entitlements for Xbox 360 games running on Xbox One.”
If you simply want to access DLC that you’ve already purchased for your older games, however, you won’t need to arrange downloads through a separate device. Microsoft has not announced a final method for installing such add-ons, but the current version of the updated system software available to Preview Program members requires you to select the relevant game in the My Games and Apps section and select the Manage Game option. All of the DLC tied to your account for that game will be listed as “Ready to Install.”
You’ll have access to all your DLC for backwards compatible games when the New Xbox One Experience launches in November.