Until now, if you want to play Xbox One game discs on the latest Xbox Series X|S, you need to be online. This mandatory requirement received criticism from the community since launch.
With the latest Xbox Series X|S 2208 update, Microsoft has removed this requirement. Even without an active internet connection, you will be able to play Xbox One game discs on Xbox Series X|S.
We examined data since Series X|S launch & determined the online compatibility check isn’t needed in the vast majority of cases for Xbox One discs. – Eden Marie from Xbox Engineering team.
On a related note, Microsoft recently started testing a new home screen for Xbox Insiders with the following features.
- The new “Jump back in” row gives you quick access to your most recently played games and apps.
- Easily access important system apps like Settings, Store, Search and My Games & Apps with their own dedicated tiles on Xbox Home.
- Consistent design and visual identifiers with updated layouts to keep the experience familiar.
- When you scroll down, you’ll see curated categories and recommendations tailored to your gaming preferences.