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xbox 360 / xbox one joining party

Slightly confused title as I am asking on behalf of my son! Two of his friends have now got xbox ones. He has an xbox 360 with the live gold membership. Can he now not talk to any of his friends who have xbox ones? He says he can send them typed messages but cannot talk to them. Is this correct or is he doing something wrong in the party setup?


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  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    Slightly confused title as I am asking on behalf of my son! Two of his friends have now got xbox ones. He has an xbox 360 with the live gold membership. Can he now not talk to any of his friends who have xbox ones? He says he can send them typed messages but cannot talk to them. Is this correct or is he doing something wrong in the party setup?


    Many thanks.

    According to this you cant
  • Thanks DCF. That means he can't play any of his games with them either then - even though there was that whole thing about the 360 games being playable on the xbox one. The whole thing is such a swizz. He'll just have to go old style and go visit them!
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  • Takeaway_AddictTakeaway_Addict Forumite
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    The 360 games have never been able to be played on the One, that as far as I am aware was standard from the beginning.
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  • ifstarifstar Forumite
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    Thanks DCF. That means he can't play any of his games with them either then - even though there was that whole thing about the 360 games being playable on the xbox one. The whole thing is such a swizz. He'll just have to go old style and go visit them!


    You've misread that as there has never been any mention of the xbox one being backwards compatible with the xbox 360. As you say, they can still message each other but can't voice chat.
  • Ye unfortunately there is no chat or game play from a xbox one to a xbox 360
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  • BeetlemamaBeetlemama Forumite
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    One of my sons group of friends got an xbone for Christmas and he abandoned it for his 360 age finding out he can't play with his friends any more. Can't imagine why they didn't make it backwards compatible but they didn't.
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  • StuC75StuC75 Forumite
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    If it was fully backwards compatible then as a system it wouldn't be a step forward.. Given the new system has different capabilities with chat \ parties then it was never going to be feasible to try to merge the 2 in terms of functionality.. It was never advertised as being backward compatible..

    What they did do was make it clear how people could upgrade from 360 version of a game to xbox one equivalent in a cost effective way - basically this meant they could maximise sales at launch of the games rather than people just wait for the xbox one version..

    To be honest I find it a great improvement to be away from the younger 360 users that plague most multiplayer games..
    Beetlemama wrote: »
    One of my sons group of friends got an xbone for Christmas and he abandoned it for his 360 age finding out he can't play with his friends any more. Can't imagine why they didn't make it backwards compatible but they didn't.
  • mttyladmttylad Forumite
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    It does however have the effect of preventing many of those who's main enjoyment is party chat with friends, friends who may not all upgrade to an xb1 at the same time.

    It certainly stops me.
  • StuC75StuC75 Forumite
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    keep the xbox 360 plugged in and chat with them whilst playing on the xbox one..
    mttylad wrote: »
    It does however have the effect of preventing many of those who's main enjoyment is party chat with friends, friends who may not all upgrade to an xb1 at the same time.

    It certainly stops me.
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