Xbox One Vs PS4: Backwards Compatible Cloud Is Microsoft's Only Hope As PS Now Continues Development

Microsoft needs a real answer to one of Sony's best upcoming features or it will fall even further behind in sales.

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pedrof931692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

What franchises are there to play ? The only decent games are being ported to this gen.

In the original xbox the only decent games were Kotor 1 and 2, and on X360 Gears,Halo and Alan Wake. To be honest I find hard to get those games for the campaign (excpt Alan Wake).

Unless they'll bring the multi-plat otherwise there aren't enough games or variety.

lets_go_gunners1692d ago

If kotor is the only game you remember from OG Xbox you're quite young.

KwietStorm1692d ago

I'll throw in Jade Empire but that's it. And I'm not young. Don't know what that has to do with it.

pedrof931691d ago

The original Xbox library was poor.

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Magnes1691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )


Og Xbox = fable,halo 1 and 2,Kotor 1 and 2,the og splinter cell(was exclusive fora long time), Amped 1 and 2,valve even squeezed Half life 2 on it. The list of good games for og xbox Is long.

Gotcha51691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )

I'll throw in some Crimson Skies,Phantom Dust,Jade Empire,Ninja Gaiden,Conker,Otagi 1-2,Star Wars Battlefront,Steel Battalion w/BAC and Halo 1-2.

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cyguration1692d ago

Dude, just no.

When the 360 launched with a thin library, people could play Halo 2 online with their friends while they waited for more games.

You also had Forza Motorsport, Blinx, Mech Assault and a bunch of other titles on the OG Xbox to tide you over while waiting for new games.

If the Xbox One had backwards compatibility I would be playing A TON of games, not to mention considering getting back some games I've sold but felt like playing.

Microsoft is missing out on this big time. I still have some PSX/PS2 games that I would gladly play on the PS4 when the backwards compatible firmware update arrives.

pedrof931691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )

Forza, you're suggesting that you would be playing old Forzas ?

Oh yeah, Playstation 1,2 and 3 have/had a great catalog.

cyguration1691d ago

@Pedrof93 Forza 4 has more content than Forza 5 and is cheaper. So yeah, why wouldn't I play a game that gives me a ton of replay without costing me an arm and a leg?

And why wouldn't I want to play Gears of War 2 and 3 while waiting for the new one on the XB1?

If you bought an XB1 because your 360 died you're left with a crappy library of games until next year.

SlyFoxC1691d ago

CHROMEHOUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

lets_go_gunners1691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )

Kotor, Conker, Ninja Gaiden, MGS2, The good splinter cells, Voodoo vince, Phantom dust a game that no one liked but now are dying over (still one of my favs tho) Mech Warrior and these are just games I can remember. Anyone who owned could of listed some amazing games that fell through the cracks. Kingdom under fire and steel battalion. Plus 3rd strike multiplayer was on xbox.

lelo1691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )

Am I the only one who finds PS Now not interesting at all? Paying a monthly fee to play old games, probably with lag... NO THANKS. Not interested.

I'm already pissed because I payed 50€ for a year of PSN+ and the PS4 games offered until now are crap. I hope Sony improves their PSN+ PS4 offerings in the near future.

MAULxx1691d ago

I don't care about PS Now.
What I do care about is that they're testing PS1 & PS2 emulation for PS4. PS3 games will be streaming, PS1 & 2 games will be download/non streaming & "possibly" game disc support.

choujij1691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )

Heh. While I still have both my original Xbox (and 360), I believe all but a very few Xbox titles were eventually released on PC and other platforms. The only ones I think that are still exclusive are Project Gotham Racing, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Phantom Dust, MechAsault, Conker, Fusion Frenzy, Voodoo Vince and Brute Force.

Other than that, Halo 1, 2, JSR, Kotor 1, 2, Fable and Jade Empire all made their way over to PC. All the other titles I can think of are multi-plats.

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KinjoTakemura1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Microsoft won't do anything that will undercut sales of xbox1 software. Guaranteed.

MeteorPanda1692d ago

yeah. inc all the fanboys defending/attacking xbox now...


DigitalRaptor1691d ago (Edited 1691d ago )

But you won't confront ANY validity in anything that is remotely painting Xbox in a negative way... PlayStation Now is a big thing. It looks to make a bigger mark upfront than Xbone cloud because by the time MS gets their act together, the perception of "Sony offers cloud" will already have impacted hard.

So Microsoft DOES need something to answer to it, and the cloud won't benefit their console in any big way for quite a long time. It's hard to accept, I know, but having better gaming features means better things.

XBOTTOX1692d ago

who really wants backwards compatibility that bad on either platform? From my experiences, old games rarely play as good as you remember them

KingOfArcadia1692d ago

I don't understand why anyone would want to play last-gen (or older) games on a new-gen machine. That would be like wanting to play videocassettes in your DVD player.

pedrof931692d ago

I've been reading some stupid comments here and there, but you wow. You beat them all.

Testfire1692d ago

Bad analogy. It would be more akin to wanting to watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on blu ray. Just like a good movie, a good game can be put on any new form of media, be it blu ray or digital.

It's about options, options are good mkay. Also don't forget that new gamers wouldn't have old systems and games to play, so for them to be able to play gems of the past is something that's good for the industry and the gamer.

Why o why1692d ago

Trust me...okami upscaled would play just as good as it did when I first played it. I'd much rather have 1 ps console than 2 taking up space in an already conjested tv stand.

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Summons751692d ago

How many great AAA games are out on the new systems....oh wait, barely a handful. Backward compatibility is good because it saves space in the home, let's you keep the games you enjoyed from the last generation, have something to play while waiting for new games, let's people experience games they never got to play if they didn't have the predecessor. For example, a lot of people who had a 360 got a Ps4 because the xbo wasn't too appealing. Now they are interested in Uncharted 4 but haven't played the original 3 and they never will without dishing out 150+ bucks or whatever ridiculous amount PSNow is going to require. I never had a Wii but there were a bunch of Wii games I wanted to play so when the WiiU came out I bought all the games I wanted to play and got to experience them.

If your experiences lead you to believe that older games aren't good as you remember them you either didn't really enjoy them to begin with, but up their greatness with nostalgia goggles, or are just a typical selfish gamer who puts graphics before gameplay. There are tons of Nes, Snes, 64, PS1, PS2 games that are still being played today and are held as some of the greatest games of their respective systems, going back and playing they still hold up today which is what makes them great because of smart gameplay and design.

Why would you want to be limited to only one library of games then throw them all away for the next when you could have all the previous titles too?

cyguration1692d ago

Well said. Bubbles up to you, sir.

XBOTTOX1690d ago

Don't speak for me because my opinion doesn't fit us exaggerated gamer enthusiasm. What do YOU still play that's held up so well to you. I'm a selfish gamer alright? You sound hella stupid. U want BC so dam bad, if its sooo important dude get a PC. FULL BC WITH EVERY CONSOLE EVER. Nobody said anything about throwing anything away ur just trolling.

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AceBlazer131692d ago

i don't know what crap you played back in the day but some older games beat alot of the stuff from the past few years.Isn't Chrono Trigger like the best game ever or something like that? or was it ocarina of time?

cyguration1692d ago

Super Mario 64, Super Mario World, Sonic 3 + Sonic & Knuckles, Ocarina of Time, F-Zero, General Chaos, Chrono Trigger, Out of this World, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, No One Lives Forever, Codename: Eagle, Baldur's Gate, Perfect Dark 64, etc., etc., etc.

There are a bunch of games that still hold up even compared to today's standards. This kid must be too young to have played anything from the golden era of gaming.

Clogmaster1691d ago

Great games are timeless because the mechanics aren't the problem.

Gotcha51691d ago

Backwards compatibility are great for those summer dryspells or lack of new games.

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fanboyseverywhere1692d ago

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