Possible Xbox One Backwards Compatibility !

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    Xbox One has been officially launched by Microsoft for some time and is now out in the wild for everyone to get their hands on.

    We know that Xbox One is not backwards compatible with the Xbox 360′s huge catalog of games and it was also said by Microsoft that bringing backwards compatibility using an online streaming service is also difficult.

    One user who got his hands on the Xbox One was having problems inserting a disc in his Xbox One when he finally pressed the eject button and to his surprise, there was already a disc present in the Xbox One.

    It would’ve made more sense if there was any disc labelled ‘Xbox One’ in the disc tray, but this disc was labelled ‘Xbox 360′ and was dated way back to 2010.

    Such discs are not usable by the retail and contain a modified version of the game for stress test or burn-in of consoles at a factory or after a repair.

    These discs are classified as confidential by Microsoft.


    There’s also some permanent marker writing on the disc which the flash hides a bit. This writing is either Japanese or Chinese as the user who is not well-versed with the language, cannot pin point.

    These discs and the information on them is not new as these discs have been previously found inside Xbox 360s by many owners.

    Some other users have found the Xbox MTE disc as well which is dated more recently than the one above:


    Wondering what MTE Test Disc is?

    According to a user on reddit whose friend works in MSFT:

    I know what this is.. It’s used in every Xbox beforehand deployment to avoid selling bricks.

    It goes through phases of gfx and CPU stress testing.

    The software measures inconsistencies in temps and reports back to a tool connected to the Xbox via USB .


    The disk has also been said to hold 4617 files, 252 folders adding up to 5.72GB of information.

    According to one user who managed to get the files of the disk it contains no XEX files.

    For those who are not privy to the details of an Xbox 360 disc, the main executable files a retail console typically plays is known as an XEX file (Xbox Executable).

    Every disc has to have one or more of these XEX files in order to boot the game discs.

    And it was said there are many game files, but without the executable files (xex) they don't do anything.

    Could this be Microsofts way of testing older 360 files one the Xbox One only time will tell with this one

    Source Gearnuke.

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