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Xbox One now supports backward compatibility with multi-disc 360 games (update)

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Praise the engineers

Xbox One now offers backward compatibility support for multi-disc Xbox 360 games, Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, Xbox Live's director of programming confirmed. In a post on reddit, the Microsoft employee said that work has been done to make these types of games available on the company's current hardware.

"I can confirm that the [backward compatibility] team has done work to support multi[-]disc scenarios," he wrote. "Be sure to thank the BC engineers."

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is the first multi-disc 360 release to run on Xbox One. That game joined the backward compatible games library earlier this week.

The standard version of Human Revolution became backward compatible on Xbox One in December. At that time, the franchise's official Twitter account said that Microsoft engineers were working to bring the updated version to Xbox One's library by sometime in early 2016.

In previous interviews, the company said that it was technically impossible to make Xbox 360 games that use multiple discs compatible with Xbox One. A representative for Microsoft told Eurogamer last November that the company was actively working on multi-disc support, however.

Other notable multi-disc releases on Xbox 360 include role-playing games like Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. Mass Effect 2 and 3 also use multiple discs; the first game is backward compatible on Xbox One already.

We've reached out to Microsoft for details on the increased support and will update when we have more.

Update: "Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut was the first multi-disc [backward compatible] title added to the program," a representative for Microsoft told Polygon. "We know fans were asking for this feature and our engineers worked hard developing a solution to enable it so we could further expand the titles included in Xbox One Backward Compatibility.

"We're continuing to listen to our fans on Xbox Feedback and work with our publishing partners to grow out library of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles and will work to include more multi-disc games."