Sadly, current generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, can’t play games released on their predecessors if you want to play it from the disc. It just won’t work, unless you use the PlayStation Now game streaming service on the PS4. The library is limited and the prices might not be for everyone, but you can play old games.
Well, the Xbox One gets a leg up on its rival in this regard, since it will soon receive full backwards compatibility, and Burnout Paradise is believed to be the first title to take advantage of this feature. This sounds great for those who love older games.
Backwards compatibility for Xbox One was first confirmed earlier this year, and was expected to launch on the current generation console later this month. Now it looks like this title might be one of the over 100 Xbox 360 games that Microsoft promises will be playable on Xbox One when the feature is launched. Fans can really appreciate this.
Unlike PlayStation Now, where the game streaming service is not free, backwards compatibility allows Xbox One owners to play games first released for Xbox 360 as long as they get support for the current console. You don’t have to pay a monthly subscription fee like the one PS Now charges.