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Xbox One is not backwards compatible with 360 games


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#1 +Audioboxer

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 18:19

The Xbox One won't play any existing Xbox 360 games, said Microsoft's Marc Whitten in an interview with The Verge.

The lack of backward compatibility results from the new console's hardware architecture, which is a significant departure from that of the Xbox 360. "The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn't really work from that perspective," said Whitten, corporate vice president of Xbox Live.

The Xbox 360 does support certain original Xbox games through software emulation — more than 450 titles, almost half the console's library — although backward compatibility can be spotty, depending on the game in question.

Sony's PlayStation 4 is in the same situation as the next Xbox — it won't natively support PlayStation 3 games, because the upcoming system's AMD-made "Jaguar" x86 processor is too different from the PS3's Cell processor. Sony hopes to make back catalog games available on the PS4 through streaming and emulation.



Source: http://www.polygon.c...atible-xbox-360


#2 BajiRav

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 18:20

I guess not surprising. Same as PS4.

#3 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 18:23

PS4 will have Gakai for backwards compatibility.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 18:26

And Live content

not Xbox Live purchases either


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 20:07

Not surprising and no big deal, I'm buying next gen consoles to play next gen games. Same way I wasn't upset that Sony wouldn't implement it as I'm not getting rid of my current consoles.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 20:09

PS4 will have Gakai for backwards compatibility.

ZOMG PS4 will be always on?

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 20:29

I can connect my 360 to the hdmi input of xbox one and have the snap mode feature and the other goodies of xbox one :D

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 20:41

No BC = No early adoption for me.
If PS4 streaming BC is too limited, no early adoption either.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 20:42

I can connect my 360 to the hdmi input of xbox one and have the snap mode feature and the other goodies of xbox one :D


that's a good one!

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 20:44

So no GTA V on Xbox One :(

Looks like I'll be holding off for PC release then.

#11 ctrl_alt_delete

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 21:05

PS4 will have Gakai for backwards compatibility.


Ya sure it will, let's see how your data cap holds up to that....streaming a 25gig game.

#12 vcfan

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 21:17

Ya sure it will, let's see how your data cap holds up to that....streaming a 25gig game.


youre actually streaming a video of the game,so you wont have to stream 25gigs, but its still a video,so it wont even come close graphically to a native game,and theres input lag.

#13 FlintyV

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 21:22

PS4 will have Gakai for backwards compatibility.


People actually think the Gakai for backwards compatibility will work well?

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 22:10

But they'll be more than happy to resell you recompiled versions of the games through their stores. Some many times this has happened by all game companies.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 22:13

But they'll be more than happy to resell you recompiled versions of the games through their stores. Some many times this has happened by all game companies.


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