With the lid finally lifted on when Xbox 360 backwards compatibility will be rolling out publicly to the Xbox One on November 12, Microsoft shed a little bit more light on how DLC for Xbox 360 titles will function on Xbox One, and the ways that you can install those add-ons and expansions from previous games on the new console.
Microsoft gave a more in-depth explanation of the process to Game Informer, with the company detailing how DLC can be downloaded through the New Xbox One Experience when it launches on November 12th.
Specifically, Microsoft detailed that in order to access DLC from Xbox 360 games, it will either need to be purchased from an Xbox 360 console or through the Xbox Games Store on Xbox.com. Microsoft explained that “right now, Backward Compatibility does not emulate the Xbox 360 store and new Xbox 360 games can be purchased on your Xbox 360 or Xbox.com,” which was explained to Game Informer via email from a Microsoft representative.
Microsoft also suggested to Game Informer that full emulation for Xbox 360 store purchases is something that the company plans to work on, but won’t be a feature available just yet, or at least not with the New Xbox One Experience launch on November 12th.
However, those with previously-purchased DLC from Xbox 360 titles will be able to download that content from the start, with whichever DLC is tied to the games you own/have previously purchased.
Members of the Xbox One Preview Program can access and manage DLC by going into the “My Games and Apps” tile, selecting a specific title, and then hitting the “Manage Game” from the menu. From there, all available DLC will be show up, allowing users to install DLC and add-on content.
The New Xbox One Experience update will be arriving for Xbox One owners on November 12th, 2015, with the new update bringing the full public rollout of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility.