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Xbox One is not backwards compatible with 360 games

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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.com/2013/5/21/4349698/xbox-one-not-backward-compatible-xbox-360

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I guess not surprising. Same as PS4.

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PS4 will have Gakai for backwards compatibility.

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And Live content

not Xbox Live purchases either

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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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PS4 will have Gakai for backwards compatibility.

ZOMG PS4 will be always on?

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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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No BC = No early adoption for me.

If PS4 streaming BC is too limited, no early adoption either.

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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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So no GTA V on Xbox One :(

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

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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.

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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.

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PS4 will have Gakai for backwards compatibility.

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

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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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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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My Xbox 360 isn't going to magically vanish when I get this new one, so not a problem.

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Some of the Xbox fans trash Sony for BC issues, but even your top Xbox Man has this to say

Don Mattrick: "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards"

Microsoft?s Mattrick says he doesn?t think compatibility is really a problem. He said only 5% of customers play older games on a new videogame system anyway, so spending time and money to develop technology to allow them to play older games isn?t worth it.

?If you?re backwards compatible, you?re really backwards,? he said.

Social media research firm Fizziology said its surveys of potential customers before the Xbox event showed 12% of them would be unhappy if there wasn?t backwards compatibility.

Sony said it is working to make its gaming system offer customers a way to play older games made for the PlayStation 3 (and earlier) by streaming all the information from servers. Microsoft indicated it isn?t planning to offer that type of service.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/05/22/microsoft-and-sony-diverge-on-gaming-cloud/?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer94b3f

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Some of the Xbox fans trash Sony for BC issues, but even your top Xbox Man has this to say

http://blogs.wsj.com...ent=buffer94b3f

I haven't seen anyone trash Sony for BC on PS4. :/ It's a different processor, WTF did you expect?

Besides BC on PS4 will require an always on internet connection, which is apparently a bad thing.

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I haven't seen anyone trash Sony for BC on PS4. :/ It's a different processor, WTF did you expect?

Besides BC on PS4 will require an always on internet connection, which is apparently a bad thing.

I didn't expect any BC, nor am I trashing them for it. You can't emulate complex systems, I've been saying that about the CELL for months. The trashing I've seen is on the Neowin front page in regards to Sony and BC, I'll go dig it up...

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Yeah, the front page article comments tend to be very biased to the point that anything that isn't pro-MS gets bashed. I would take their reactions with a pinch of salt. And probably just avoid them in the first place.

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