Bandai Namco has confirmed that the original and superior Dark Souls will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One after the next update.
Of course, you’ll be able to play the game with both the disc copy or the digital copy you already own. However, if by some chance you don’t yet own the first Dark Souls, Bandai Namco will be happy to give you a free Xbox 360 copy if you pre-order the upcoming Dark Souls III.
Dark Souls III Gallery
Currently, the deal is only listed on Microsoft UK’s website, but it would make sense for the deal to wind its way over here.
The original Dark Souls holds up very well over half a decade later, and it is still the peak of what FromSoftware has accomplished with its impressive run. If you haven’t played it yet, then this gracious gift through the Xbox One is the best chance you’ll ever have.