Head of Xbox Phil Spencer spells out the platform's goals for backward and forward compatibility going forward.
The upcoming update with ability to buy X360 BC games on XB1 is a great feature. This will no doubt will entice more publishers to allow more BC titles as they can earn extra profit at no additional effort. I suspect we will see many more x360 titles made BC after the Spring update.
SWEET So when can we start to see the forward movement to bring OG Xbox games to Xbox one .
All I need for BC now is Tales of Vesperia, Lost Odyssey, and Fable Anniversary. Everything else I'd want is now either already available via backwards compatibility, or got an HD remake for the Xbox One.
You forgot... Blue Dragon Eternal Sonata Resonance Of Fate Three great JRPG Games.
Out of what you listed, Blue Dragon is the only one that I care about getting BC because I've been meaning to play it. But the other two are better on PS3 which I have.
What about Jade Empire , that was a great game .
I hope MS' effort pays off financially since it cant be easy to do this.
I think they are looking at it as an investment. If Microsoft can add more value to our existing library of games it will be much easier to remain loyal to the platform. They can also shorten a consoles lifecycle effectively if that library can be used on a new piece of hardware.
Wish PS4 had this
That's pretty sad actually. You buy new console for new upcoming games, not backward compatibility. It shows that they don't really invest on next gen. gaming, but a step backward on gaming. I guess I can't really blame them, They don't have a lot of future line up this year besides QB, Forza, Gears and Scalebound.
I believe Scalebound is not coming out until 2017. One of my most anticipated game.
If they offered no BC I get the feeling you would take issue with that as well.
"We can effectively feel a little bit more like what we see in PC where I can still go back and run my old Doom games and Quake games so many years ago, but I can still see the best 4K games come out and my library is always with me. Hardware innovation continues, while the software innovation is able to take advantage, and I don’t have to jump a generation and lose everything that I played on before."" And this is where the the benefits of not only DX12/Win10 but also possible an up-gradable console. Still being able to go back and play old games or just stick with what you have and still be able to play anything that comes out. Interesting, we'll just have to wait and see how this turns out.
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