Submitted by eezo 244d ago | news

Xbox One Dev Explain Two Methods To Delivers Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility To Xbox One via Cloud

Microsoft is trying everything possible to deliver Xbox 360 backwards compatibiity to Xbox One, but the firm hasn't reach a perfect solution and are still looking in ways to achieve it. (Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Septic  +   244d ago
Since both consoles don't have backwards compatibility, how about keeping your consoles as opposed to buying your current-gen games all over again? I know there are some advantages of buying a digital copy but with HDD space being scarce as it is on next-gen consoles relative to the install size of games etc, it just seems like more headache than its worth.

The two methods elucidated in the article both have problems:

1)Buying server farms with a load of 360's seems like such a draconian setup. It won't offer any benefits in terms of better resolutions/performance etc and God knows how they'll approach the whole UI and logistical problems.

2) Emulation- it doesn't always work well and can be quite unstable. This generation's games library is MASSIVE and you're bound to end up with problems

I just thinks its not worth the hassle really even though I would have preferred backwards compatibiltiy built into the system so I could make more space.
THamm  +   244d ago
This was the same thing last gen with them scrambling to keep Xbox games compatible with the 360.
Stuart81  +   244d ago
And the backwards compatibility on the 360 wasnt exactly brilliant, audio slipping out of sync during cutscenes, etc
JohnnyBadfinger  +   244d ago
Yeah not all Xbox games worked on the 360.
For example Brute Force.... I fucking love that game can't believe it got slammed by everyone. Bought the xbox solely for brute force.
SolidGear3  +   244d ago
Plus they quit doing backwards compatibility on the 360 in like 2008. There were tons of games I couldn't play on it! Least the BC PS3 I had played everything!
jhoward585  +   244d ago
Yeah if MS buys a server farms with a load of 360 would there be a fee to use that service? most likely yes.

If MS emulate the 360 games on the x1 would there be a fee to use that service service? probably not b/c it's running on your system and not MS's.
gamer7804  +   244d ago
Plug 360 into xb1 and done
NeoTribe  +   244d ago
So..... just keep your 360 is pretty much what your sayin.
gamer7804  +   243d ago
would be nice if you could dowload your complete catalog, but i'm guessing they'd charge again, and keeping your old 3660 beats paying for the games again
MrPerfect813  +   244d ago
Would be nice if Microsoft Made Xbox 360 games that released in windows compatible with Xbox One. I mean Xbox one is suppose to not be that far off from Windows 8, so how hard could it be to games that released for the both xbox 360 and windows, do some coding and make the windows version compatible with Xbox one.
VENOMACR1227  +   244d ago
I'll be honest, I've never played any backwards compatibility games before. I've never wanted to play an old version of Madden, or Halo 1. I never turn on the Dreamcast or Super Nintendo. I guess I'm just one of those people that if I'm playing Titanfall, I don't want to go back and play Halo 1. Game will look so ugly lol. I think people like the idea of backwards and want it available, but in reality they won't really use it as much as they think.

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