Microsoft's Phil Spencer on emulating Xbox 360 games on Windows 10 PCs: 'Never say never'

Microsoft has been regularly adding games to its Xbox Backward Compatibility program, which is over a year old. The program allows people with Xbox One consoles to play supported Xbox 360 games on their device. Currently, the Xbox 360 backward compatibility list contains over 300 titles.

Now, Xbox head Phil Spencer might have hinted at an exciting possibility that might be doable in the near future - the ability to emulate Xbox 360 games on Windows 10 PCs.

In a Twitter exchange, Phil Spencer has stated that emulating Xbox 360 games on Windows 10 PCs might be possible in the future. However, the executive has understandably sounded cautious, to avoid unfairly raising the hopes of fans.

Spencer says that it would be considerably difficult to emulate Xbox 360 games on various configurations of hardware on PCs. However, he has entertained the possibility with a rather optimistic "never say never".

The statement does hold an interesting prospect for Microsoft. The idea coincides with the company's "Play Anywhere" strategy and may even help to attract more gamers to its Windows 10 gaming platform.

That said, it is important to approach this news with some degree of caution. As Spencer himself has pointed out, numerous technical hurdles will have to be overcome in order to bring such a program to fruition.

What do you think of the possibility of running Xbox 360 games on your Windows 10 PC in the near future?

Via: Gamespot

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