If you are an Xbox One owner and really wanted to play Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 on the console, you are now in luck. Polygon reports that both of the earlier installments in the franchise are now playable on the current-generation console due to backwards compatibility.
The games became compatible on Xbox One on November 7 in celebration of N7 Day, a holiday recognized by fans of the Mass Effect franchise. Previously, the games were not playable on the Xbox One because the backward compatibility for the Xbox One did not allow multi-disc titles when the feature first launched. However, since there was an update allowing the Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut release on Xbox One, which is a dual-disc release, it enabled multi-disc titles to have backward compatibility for the Xbox One.
Per the report, Microsoft was able to figure out a way to allow game releases on multiple discs for the Xbox 360 to work on the current console. So now, gamers can enjoy the last two Mass Effect titles along with the next upcoming one for their Xbox One systems.
Meanwhile, the next installment of the franchise, Mass Effect Andromeda, is due out in Spring 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.