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."
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
and if y old console breaks?
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).
Time to upgrade then or like I am batman said repair it you can always say what if your xbox one or ps4 breaks
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.
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.
it doesnt matter to me. i sell most of my games after im done with them.
it doesnt matter me. im having a fire sale on games this week.
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.
I think backwards compat will eventually be there on Xbox One via the product they are working on to compete with Gaikai, however they haven't promised anything and I doubt we'll see it for a while. Then again Gaikai's backwards compatibility features won't be seen for a while either. If you really want BC in the traditional sense, get a Wii U :)
why not keep both consoles plugged up to the tv then. i got a ps3, ps2, original xbox and pc all hooked up to my hdtv. i have recently bought a 360, havent got around to plugging it up yet. if any older consoles break, source one second hand on the cheap if you really have to. FYI, my ps3 is the fat launch 60GB model that did come with BC. but i didnt know thats the ps3 im going to get when i bought my ps2 7 years earlier and to be honest, i probably used the BC a handful of times.
You guys would not have survived during the pre ps2 days then.
I'm not getting rid of my 360. Someday I may regret doing so. I've had almost every system since the snes & I got rid of all of them at some point. I see these old games & I always start feeling nostalgic. Soon I'm miserable & wishing I had those old consoles once more. Idk I'm not getting rid of anymore consoles anymore. Getting rid of a terrible game is one thing but an entire console? That's a mistake I don't plan on making again.
I never played PS1 games on my PS2. I never took out my PS2 to play games on that when I bought the PS3. And I will not take out my PS3 to play when I get my PS4. Same can be said about Nintendo and Microsoft's consoles. Backwards compatibility do not mater for me..and I recon that is how it is for the average gamer out there.
im old so im used too this except for this weird console i have that plays nes and snes games and everything else i emulate on my psp
Lack of backwards compatibility is very much a negative thing in my opinion. We got a taste of it the last two generations and its absence is kind of a stinker. The idea of having potential future access to past releases being available via cloud services is really just a lackluster alternative.
I agree that early in a consoles cycle B/C is a great feature because it allows you play any backlog of games you may have ( currently have 35 unopened PS3 games ) without having a cluster eff of consoles in your setup but when it comes time for the revision of the system and the new system itself has a good library of games then it's not really needed imo.
I love backwards compatibility. I don't have the space for all those older consoles so it would be nice to play games on 2 or three different consoles.
Well sometimes it's not physically possible unless you want to pay a lot more!!! People who don't understand technology whine about it. And if it's there then they'll whine about price.
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