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Backwards Compatibility: It Still Friggin’ Matters

Buddy Acker from SpawnFirst writes: "I won’t be purchasing an Xbox One on November 22. The main reason I won’t be doing so is besides the fact that I can’t currently afford it, is the blatant lack of backwards compatibility."

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bigboirock1581d ago (Edited 1581d ago )

keep your 360 and play the old games and buy an xbox one for the new game maby?!?

at least thats what im doing

he should of thot about a next gen console around that time it was bound to happen in the near future

_QQ_1581d ago

and if y old console breaks?

I_am_Batman1581d ago

You buy another one. Or you get it repaired. BC would be nice but you would have to pay more to get it. Or the price would stay the same but the cost would have to be cut somewhere else (weaker hardware, worse quality or less features).

bigboirock1581d ago

Time to upgrade then or like I am batman said repair it you can always say what if your xbox one or ps4 breaks

Mouktouk1581d ago (Edited 1581d ago )

I do agree with you, if I have games for a console, then it means I have that console, so I see no point to require backward compability on a newer console, unless this backward compability can provide a very significant overhaul or unless the consoles break.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if publishers would try to benefit with that lack of backward compatibility, releasing some kind of "super HD" version of PS3 / Xbox 360 games on PS4 / Xbox One consoles. Something à la Unreal Engine 4 Gears of War quadrilogy, The Last of Us: Enhanced Edition, etc...

Considering the raising interest for HD collections, HD remakes and easy money, I can totally see that coming.

GuyThatPlaysGames1580d ago

I still have every system since NES hooked up to my tv in the living room right now. I still feel the need to play retro games.

GryestOfBluSkies1581d ago

it doesnt matter to me. i sell most of my games after im done with them.

the worst1581d ago

it doesnt matter me.
im having a fire sale on games this week.

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MaverickStar71581d ago

I've always thought backwards compatibility was an overrated feature until now. I'm getting launch consoles, but games like Diablo 3, GTA 5, and Batman Arkham Origins still bring value to the current gen. Sure I can leave the old console there. But I would also like to clean the shelf up and maybe sell the old console as well. Its not a necessary feature, but it would be welcome. I would be curious to know what the cost difference is. I've always been told it is not a cheap feature to add in.

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