Xbox One gets Windows 10 and backwards compatibility on 12 November

The eagerly anticipated Windows 10-powered update for the Xbox One console will arrive on 12 November, Microsoft announced on Monday night.

The release date for the update, which will bring a brand-new dashboard experience as well as Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, was revealed during the global Halo 5: Guardians launch event.

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“The fastest, most social Xbox experience ever,” has been available to some members of the Xbox Preview Program in beta form, but the universal launch of the completed update is now little more than two weeks away.

However, for all that Windows 10-centric goodness, the ability to play games from the previous generation’s console may steal the show.

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Earlier on Monday, the classic racing game Burnout Paradise was confirmed as the latest title to join the program.

More than 100 titles will be available by the time the last leaves have dropped, with Borderlands, the Gears of War series, Fallout 3 and Mass Effect among the high-profile titles Xbox One owners will be able to enjoy all over again.

You can check out the new Xbox One experience in the video below. By the way, Halo 5 is available…NOW!