Microsoft’s recent announcement at E3 regarding backwards compatibility coming to the Xbox One was a bit of a shocker. The console, which has been out for over a year, has had no indication of backwards compatibility up until now.
Microsoft has also said they will not be supporting any game from the 360 that requires Kinect.
The move to do so either shows that Microsoft knows the Kinect isn’t worth investing time into, or theydidn’t like the 360’s Kinect library. Although the Xbox One’s Kinect was improved from the previous generation, that shouldn’t stop the 360 Kinect games from working on the Xbox One.
Currently, over 100 titles are being brought to the Xbox One, Holiday 2015. Developers only have to choose to opt into the program – no other work is required from them.