One of Microsoft’s big announcements at its E3 press conference this year was support for Xbox backwards compatibility on the Xbox One but we will only see a small number of games.
this is pretty much expected. it's not native BC just like those 360 games. adjustments needed to be made. of course not all games are coming
Problem with this article is that publishers don't have to do anything. All bc games are handled by Microsoft. All a publisher has to do is give the green light
The games need to be configured to run on Microsoft's emulator, the same way they did with the Xbox 360 games. The main issue the piece covers is that the publishers don't exist to give the rights to Microsoft.
See that's how mis information gets put out on here. Phil Spencer himself said in a recent interview that backward compatibility for the first Xbox is actually easier to run than the 360 because of the way they were made. So it is not the same as the Xbox 360.
In a way its the same. But the Xbox One power allows for them to "brute force" the game to run without needing to go through and do what they do for the 360. That's what Phil said
It also states they publishers won't want to take the time. In no way shape or form did I refute that part of the article, not did I say all will be bc. I simply corrected the part where the surgery stated that the developer wouldn't want to program the emulator, which they wouldn't have to anyways because Microsoft takes care of that.
Anyone disagree with me that actually understands English and that read the article?
Some of the developers don't even exist anymore, Phil already said it will be tough getting some rights.
Well they have to give the green light clearly they have to do something
there are some Publishers for whatever legal reason that are against the resale of their games past a specific date.
I'm pretty sure the author is way off the mark with the notion that developers need to rework textures for the games. Microsoft is running an emulator in the background on Xbox One so that wont require developers to go back in and do more work and handle the display attributes
So glad I still have my original xbox. I still play the SSX games often.
Are these BC games upscaled to 1080p?
I don't believe so but they definitely run better framerate wise. Digital Foundry have done some pretty conclusive testing in that regard.
I use my 360 for original Xbox games right now, Just hope they cover the bases (Kotr)
If they have Kingdom Under Fire and Oddworld: Stranger, I'll be happy.
The reason there won't be many: Most the publishers have gone out of business or the licences for games have expired = Microsoft can't get the green light to import them
Obviously. And who even cares? If the best 50 Xbox OG games come to Xbox one, I think that's good enough.
A fraction is always better than none
Yes and keeping the original Xbox is always better than a fraction of.
Never owned one. Had family that did.
To any extent don't see backwards compatibility on competing consoles so.
@TheU- you could buy one for about 50 bucks.
Don't need bc bud, I keep my systems.
I have a job
I have a job too, but I don't want a bunch of consoles and a wire jungle going on behind my TV... I've kept all my consoles just for collection purposes. Can you still hook old systems to the newer 4k TV's? Serious question. I've never tried
Don't newer tv's have hdmi only so how could you even connect any older console to one unless you think they should also keep or buy an older tv aswell
@jmeta- Why would they need to be still set up to your tv? Buddy, I still have all my past game systems, they are not ALL hooked up to the TV.
Only a "fraction" of XB games will make it bud, yet I can play 100% of my XB games at anytime I want them.
Didn't sell my PS3, as i have a job
Won't sell my PS4.....as I have a job
PS5 day 1, while still keeping my PS4 as well...."I have a job".
If you have to sell your system to buy another system, I think your focus should be actually maybe getting a better job bud.
"Can you still hook old systems to the newer 4k TV's? Serious question. I've never tried"
I needed this for streaming few years ago, kept it and even bought one for a friend to continue playing my older systems. I don't have much options to play stuff like Shenume outside of literally stealing it online or buying the XB version etc, but this option let me continue to play it native on Dreamcast.
Sorry bud, but I will continue to keep my older systems. I have a job, I can afford to keep what I want to continue to play and what I value. I mean, as to why I don't sell my systems in the first place.
I might put them in a closet, but trust me...I'm not selling my consoles or my games.
XONE can't play all 360 games, XONE can't play all XB games...sooooooooo help me understand how this would solve my problem vs just actually keeping them in the first place?
But sure, keep pretending that you can't keep a system.
but limited BC, YEARS later is better? LMFAO! For who? Those too dumb to realize they can buy that RIGHT NOW?
If you liked that system enough, you'd keep it in the first place.
And it's cool I could buy one for $50 but then I'd have to buy the games that I never owned thus no existing library. Or if it pops up on backwards compatibility and I'm interested I can borrow a physical copy from that same family that does, assuming it works similarly to 360 compatibility.
I never owned one as I had a PS2 and chose to grow its library plus I could check it out with relatives anyway. I also didn't care much for the Duke controller. Just wasn't for me. I know it evolved but by that time I just didn't care to own one. Cool for people that did or do though.
What'd be neat is if they can reenable online for those titles by leveraging Xbox Live. That'd effectively give Xbox One exclusive features for the titles.
Don't assume my job "bud". I'm here to be factual and optimistic for a new option instead of shit on it before it's even here.
I know Phil said , Crimson Sky is one of them and more to come. He said, he wants the new generation of gamers to be able to play games that were out when they were kids. Just like going back and watching an old movie before your time. Didn't want them to get lost and forgotten. So pretty cool.
Not good for people who like obscure games.. If i dont see all the SEGA exclusives supported, i dont see the point personally.. Halo and all the other mainstream games arent a reason to buy a new system anyway.. We'll see what they do.. Im not writing them off but im not getting it this year or anything.. I refuse to give them $500 plus $150 for a pro controller plus more for games..
Rainbow Six Black Arrow please
There's only a few worth having.
For starters, whatever Microsoft does, it wont require devs to go back in to rework the games in anyway...any and all work will be handled by Microsoft. Second, for the publishers for the vast majority of games us fans would want, said publisher still exists and could give consent with no problem.
Microsoft Games Studio
This shouldn't be a problem
I mean there's only about 20 good games on the original Xbox worth playing and that's being generous
For BC to be so unimportant, we sure are seeing a lot of articles on it.
Mech Assault please!?
I hope more than just a fraction make it to BC some of the best Xbox originals never made it to BC on 360.
I don't think so, it will probably be easy to bring the OG XBOX games that are already playable on Xbox 360 over to X1. Here is a full list:
We hope we see the classic king of video game sim Football ESPN NFL 2K5 that would be hella great we miss our game 😥
That's #1 on my wish list. The last great NFL game!!
Hopefully Shenmue 1&2 make that list of games being backwars compatiable.
I'm always curious how they or anyone can call it "backwards compatibility". For one it's software doing the emulation so the hardware isn't compatible with the old software. Also if I have two games for an older system and one works but the other one doesn't, how can that be "backwards compatible". To me BC means being able to put any old game disc I have into the machine and it works. They should really call it "Xbox Legacy Pass" or something.
Agreed, I don't understand why a modern x86 based machine can't somehow be configured or tricked to play any software from an x86 based machine from 16 years ago by just putting in the discs. I'm not a program or tech expert but would like an honest explanation for this.
Well that's fine there wasn't exactly a large library of games on the OG Xbox in comparison to the PS2 I just hope they have KOTOR and Jade empire available.
Small number is better than none at all
Pretty sure nobody expected a very large contingent of games to come from BC for OGXbox.
I am just curious about the download aspect of games and ability to purchase older titles digitally too. And looking forward to the cream of the crop of titles to be released. Have my favorites still sitting on my bookcase of games.
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