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An Xbox One false rumor has been swirling all over the Internet that claims anyone can go to the settings of the console and make it backwards compatible and play Xbox 360 games.
Not only is the rumor on how to enable backwards compatibility fake, but it can also ruin the Xbox One render it unusable.
This image began going viral on the web. The instructions read, "By default, Xbox 360 backwards compatibility is disabled on Xbox One. To unlock it, follow these steps: 1. Go to the system menu. 2. Press LB, RB, LT, RT in order quickly. 3. Select the Developer Console. 4. Check the 'Enable devkit' box. 5. Change the sandbox ID to freezone.reboot. 6. Select 'Reset Home Console.'"
This all came about after the Xbox One's hidden developer menus surfaced earlier this week, reports Kotaku. Those menus are available so indie developers are able to access the console's functions to create new games.
This also begs the question, "If the backwards compatibility did exist within the console, why hide it and make it not available?"
"To be clear there is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible & performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable," Tweeted Larry Hryb a.k.a. Major Nelson, of Xbox.
Microsoft recently announced, Xbox One is setting records with the amount of consoles they are selling.
"Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we've launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world," said Yusuf Mehdi, vice president of strategy and marketing for Xbox in a statement.
According to Microsoft, Xbox One users have already spent over 50 million hours playing the new console. Their decision to cut back the launch day countries to 13 instead of 21 paid off in there being more Xbox One consoles to go around instead of facing system shortages like in previous generations.
The console was released on November 22.