The Xbox One can now play every game in the sci-fi series that helped define the last generation of consoles.
Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 all now work on Xbox One thanks to that system’s backward compatibility with the Xbox 360. This means you can play through the adventures of Commander Shepard as long as you own the disc or downloadable copies of the Mass Effect games. The trilogy is also available in the EA Access Vault, which is a collection of games that anyone who subscribes to EA’s premium service for $5 per month or $30 per year gets access to for as long as they maintain their membership. To get the games on Xbox One, you’ll have to search for them in the Xbox Store. If you already own them or have EA Access, you should have the option to Install. They do not appear in the EA Access app on Microsoft’s console.
All three games are sprawling, space-traveling role-playing adventures from publisher Electronic Arts and developer BioWare. They tell the story of the human race of Earth interacting with advanced alien races throughout the galaxy while giving players some freedom to shape their Shepard however they like. And now, you can enjoy the games without having to bust out your Xbox 360.
— / Larry Hryb / + 1m (@majornelson) November 7, 2016
It is, of course, not a coincidence that the Mass Effect series came to the Xbox One on November 7. Today is what EA and BioWare call “N7” day, a celebration of Mass Effect that takes its name from the N7 special-forces designation that Commander Shepard earned before starring in the first Mass Effect game.