MWEB GameZone writes: For once Microsoft turned the tables on Sony and made us believe greatness awaits for the Xbox One."
I laughed way to much at that!
I dont know if greatness awaits for a feature that lets you play your old games. Its just nice to have the option.
Of course it does, it means a entire generation of games wasn't reset after all. Something the PC can still boast to this day.
It's not an entire generation of games. And the 360 still exists.
I think people forget you don't have to sell you last gen consoles once you buy a new one. i still have my ps3,2 and 1 and my xbox 360. Hell, i still got a spectrum and snes a sega saturn and god know what else somewhere.
I dont think it will be 100% BC for all games last gen. Not to mention MS gave us the feature but games need to be okayed by publishers. As long as I can play Shadow Complex and Alan Wake American Nightmare, Castle Crashers, COD Modern Warfare 1,etc. Ill be happy. Really only interested in it for my digital purchases. @ scientific, what wool? MS themselves said it was a work in progress and that they still needed to hammer things out with publishers. Maybe thats why its in preview and has a holiday release. Guves them more time to fix and convince others to let it happen. Atleast all 1st party titles will be on there and as well as some of the more popular third-party stuff.
BakPAin, i'm not expecting it to be 100% either, but it still means certain titles will be playable on your new machine as well. That's certainly better than paying for a streaming service, because some hardware decisions was made last gen for someone else. Either way, if this had been a certain other company, people would be praising this to high heaven. That's also why i'm getting disagrees, because people are trying to downplay this.
People are downplaying this announcement because others are "up-playing" it. Seriously, the BC is just good to have and that is it. Why would anyone play Halo 3 and 4 on Xbox One when they have Halo MCC and Halo 5 coming? Why would anyone play the old CoDs when the latest ones are on the market? Why would anyone play original Gears of War if the GoW remaster and GoW 4 are launching? Why will anyone play Forza 4 when Forza 6 is launching? Almost all the major 360 exclusive games have gotten newer iterations or remasters on Xbox One. All the multiplats are getting latest iterations too so why play the older versions? The feature has very little purpose except for appealing to nostalgia. People will see it once it launches and fades into obscurity in the flood of newer games just like it happened with the 360 and its BC with original Xbox.
it's a big deal for xbox fanboys. A game changer really! Being able to play a couple of 360 games from before 2010 is a game changer for them. it's a cool addition, and Sony had the same on PS3 more or less with PS2 games on the store but it has never been that killer thing everyone would die for.
Its a big deal in the eyes of someone who was a 360 owner and is looking to buy a new system. They may never use it but it's a perception thing, a check mark on the list if you will. The move to do BC is as much fan service as it is a marketing one.
Hahaha...like you wouldnt LOVE if Sony said guys we have BC. Oh but its not that big a deal. Who doesnt want to play PS2/PS3 classics once in awhile without paying for it.
I'm in the preview beta, and playing Perfect Dark, Mass Effect, and Kameo so far I see the xbox actually emulates the games at a more stable frame rate and higher res. Kameo never looked so good. Im definitely loving it
I can't wait to download all of my previous XBLA titles!
I can't wait to use my awesome xbox one controller with some of my favourite 360 franchises!
I would say this " it's good to be back "
"believe greatness awaits" Funny how that works gamer media I guess Sony really has people "jumping in"/to play the PS4 LMAO Never change Gamer Media
I'd more or less say it's good but not great
I agree. If backward compatibility would have been available at launch it would have had a much bigger impact. To me at this point it's a convenience. Maybe gets some of the people who are still on the fence (like I was), but I don't think it's a game changer.
The fan boys on here are too much.. So now, so excuses BC isn't that special is because no-one plays their old games and it would have been great at launch, not now. Yet it's OK for Sony to charge for us to play their old games. Gotcha.
Your right, BC is far less a big deal nearly 2 years into the next gen and as each year passes it becomes less relevant. By early 2016 nobody will be concerned with playing 3-10 year old last gen games when the next gen cup will be overflowing with gorgeous goodness. At launch BC would've been a "game changer" with such a dearth of next gen content, but now we got Bloodborne, Driveclub, Witcher, Arkham Knight, Halo and Uncharted coming, No Man's Sky, Hellblade, Crackdown, Ratchet & Clank, and Morpheus coming - bigger fish to fry. PS Now is a service for 14$ a month (3month sub) that gives u over 125 games (and growing) on the fly and from multiple devices which will include Vita, TVs, smartphones, PS4, PS3 ect. The idea imho is to play games u have never played b4 and play on the go or from othe devices. The appeal to me is that the magic of streaming allows me to instantly start up any game and play it without an install, DL, or hdd space. I can try 10 games in 20mins if i so choose, no hdd commitment or waiting. This service is 1 more option for ppl to play games, how is that bad? How would it better if it didn't exist? I personally keep my last gen systems until support shrivels up so if i want to play a last gen game i own (rare these days) i simply switch to hdmi 2 by pressing a button, easy.
Gtfo trying to compare BC to a streaming service, of games you probably already own. And you even wrote a shirt story trying to justify it. Lololol
How can you tell somebody not to make the comparison YOU just made? What's worse, it was NEVER an apt comparison. The games I own on my PS3? I don't have to pay anything to anybody to play them. Cuz I have a PS3. To think that that's what PS Now is for is exceedingly stupid. I COULD play games I never did play from last gen, though. That seems like a more sensible reason to have PS Now... wait, that sounds like the reason Sony put it out there to begin with: for people that DIDN'T have a PS3 or PS3 games. This is even more strongly supported by the fact that they're looking to bring it to so much more than just PlayStation hardware. But you go ahead, trolling and spreading this utter crap that doesn't make sense unless you're being a ridiculous fanboy.
Or you can play your 360 games on your xbox 360.
I've been enjoying backward compatibility on both my Xbox One and PS4 since they released. They're called my Xbox 360 and PS3.
The article is OK, and I appreciated the informative quote from Sony implying they won't ever support BC; however, I think the title is BACKWARDS... especially noticeable at this year's E3, Sony is all about making fans believe "Greatness Awaits", not Microsoft... Microsoft's E3 was about Greatness arriving all through the rest of this year into spring with ReCore, and the Greatness of BC was immediately possible to try, though I suppose greatness in terms of BC library does await with "only" 100 of the most requested titles by the holidays and potentially 100s more coming the next year... though that still isn't really the kind of "awaits" that Sony's slogan implies (think YEARS, not months). In other words, I liked the article OK, though I find it a bit clickbaitish associating Sony's slogan with BC, since that would imply BC will take years to achieve Greatness, and only after scheduled delays. @IamTylerDurden1, I think Sony is lacking the rest of the year without any blockbuster exclusives, other than remasters, and they deserve naysaying, since Sony fans love to insult Xbox on the same basis. Ms not having much the first half of 2015 was partly because they were targeting games to be released with DX12, and Ms isn't lacking the first half of next year, though Sony fans keep implying that will happen anyway, probably by claiming Microsoft's first half isn't as good due to Sony's delay of UC4 and R&C from holiday 2015 to provide their more "consistent" year-round lineup in 2016. FYI, I am critical of Sony mostly because Sony fans won't stop claiming critical BS about Ms while SPINNING it that Sony's lineup is more "consistent"(ly delayed to the first half of the next year). As for Driveclub, I could credit you that it is good now, though only AFTER A LONG DELAY (it was hyped as a launch title) and TERRIBLE RELEASE; however, I don't think Driveclub deserves credit as long as Sony fans keep naysaying MCC. Even some die-hard Sony fans claim Planetside 2 isn't good, and someone in another thread commented that it was advertised by Sony to be "coming soon" in *2013\2014*... if true, that is practically a lie\false advertising, by Sony fan standards against Ms. The Tomorrow Children is a communism simulator that implies tomorrow's children as communists... boo, I don't like making it fun to enjoy communist ideas, at least, not as much as the Japanese would, quote, https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... "The Japanese Communist Party is a communist political party in Japan and is one of the largest non-governing communist parties in the world." NOT Greatness, IMO, and published by Sony. I don't count Tearaway, since Sony fans don't count Ori... I don't count remasters, since Sony fans don't count State of Decay or ODST released last month... I don't count Planetside 2, since Sony fans don't count Neverwinter\SMITE beta... using Sony fan logic, I think Sony has nothing for around a year after Bloodborne, especially since Asian games aren't what I consider blockbusters, and practically all of Sony's Asian game exclusives look as if they're using last-gen rendering tech that isn't what I think of as "Greatness".
"not Microsoft" so ms has only made you wait the entire year so far yet they don't make you wait for greatness? It actually seems like the xbone ms plan is "make them wait all year long with nothing and then give them greatness 2months out of the year". The ms slogan should be "greatness awaits, but only 2 months a year, the other 10 your screwed, deal with it" Greatness has been happening this year on PS4 already, been loving the greatness known as Bloodborne and the monthly Driveclub DLC/enhancements (many for free), i personally loved The Order, Helldivers, Batman in 1080p lol as well as the exclusive content, better multiplats with higher resolution, Planetside 2 launched yesterday, shareplay, MGSV this month on plus, Heavensword, been enjoying my free season of Powers - Walker is the man. I enjoy my greatness all year round like GoW in july, Until Dawn in August, Soma & Tearaway Unfolded in September, Persona 5, Tomorrow Children this fall, Drake Collection October ect.
Greatness awaits to play old games? Um lol ok.. orrrrr you could just play your 360 games now on your Xbox 360, oh wait, you probably won't because you have so many X1 games you'd rather be playing. When the PS3 had BC I didn't know anyone who used it and I tried it maybe once or twice that's it. I was too busy playing new games.
I did, before my Original 60GB,PS3 YLOD' on me, I love playing Shadow of Colossus and Ico (this was before the remasters were even made) I played a ton of my old PS2 games because the PS3 didn't have them. FFVII, FFX, and Onimusha. So BC is a big deal to me. I don't want a million boxes on my tv. Love the fact that games arent tied to the box. Especially digital games
What did you buy an original PS3 for then? lol should've just waited and saved on buying the cheaper slim model
@Surreal... Anyone who bought a PS3 when it first launch knows that there were NO good games for it for first 18-24months of launch. PS2 still had the WAY better games It was a barren waste land for PS3 games. Sony promised some good games but it they took forever to launch. I think Uncharted 1 was the first good PS3 that came out. Heavenly Sword was ok, but you could blink and next thing you know you beat the game. Lair was horrendous.
I have paid for 70+ or so digital 360games (not including the Gold freeies) out of my pocket, I would love for my games to come with me to a new and better box, and not be trapped on the old one. Or even to my PC for that matter. It would be more than nice to unhook another box from my tv, and either trade it in or see if my daughters want an Xbox Arcade Box.
MS did good. Thumbs up to all those who made this feature possible on Xbox One. Hope Red dead Redemption, Lost odyssey and blu dragon are added to the list cos ill retire my 360 once these games are added to the BC list..
I'm saying this here loud and clear: I doubt RDR will ever be emulated. It's a totally different thing to emulate an early Unreal Engine game like Mass Effect or a bespoke highly specialized RAGE engine game by Rockstar. MS is all smokes and mirrors again.
Being in the preview program there was no greater joy than turning on my xbox and seeing my list of games available to download suddenly fill up with some of my old 360 games. Was a great feeling, I guess it's something you have to experiance before you know just how good that moment feels.
I still have my PS3 and 360 here. It's a nice feature, but "greatness"? Subjective. If I wanted to play a last gen game, like I wanted to play Fallout New Vegas, I just power up my 360, like I did, and play. It's inconvenient, but it still got the job done.
Backwards compatibility - great to some but worthless to others. I for one am actually looking forward to new ip's and sequels over games I played 5 years ago.
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