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Excuse me, did they just say it won't play XBLA games? Why exactly? So I should stop buying games on Live?

same reason it won't play the disc games. Nothing surprising there.

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"If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards," he told the Wall Street Journal.

Really ???

This guy needs to take some marketing 101 classes.

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I'm not much of a gamer, and not a console gamer since the NES, so I'm wondering; What exactly makes backward compatibility of games so difficult in these consoles? Is it specially modified performance drivers used, or something hardcoded in the game's platform targeting?

It just doesn't seem like a smart move to not include backward compatibility, so there must be some sort of formidable and/or costly barrier, but I couldn't imagine what that would be.

The 360 and One don't have the same architecture. So unless you recompile every games and retest them you need to emulate which is rarely perfect.

I'm sure though some of the latest popular PS3/360 games will be made for PS4/One and sold on PSN and Live.

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