With the next generation of gaming a few years out, it would be in the Big Three's interest to have their games have backward compatability.
Always an appreciated feature
That and subtitles for every game, every system, would be another greatly appreciated feature. (deaf gamer here)
Definitely also helps when you have to turn the volume way down because you have your family sleeping in the same room. Subtitles should be standard for both reasons. I would also love to have the ability to make the font size larger in order to be easier to read from a distance.
Not sure how some people can scoff at being able to play and enjoy your old library of games on your new system. Lately, I've been playing SSX3 again on XBO X, and it's still an absolute blast.
SSX was fantastic back in the day - when EA Sports BIG! was their slogan - https://www.youtube.com/wat... EA have a way of just destroying great games. smh
What happens to your paid for streaming content when streaming companies go bust? Is a question that the industry as a whole is avoiding thinking about and addressing.
I hope the PS5 follows suit with the XB1 BC
I hope PS5 does it properly - i.e. natively rather than selective patches.
At console launch BC is at its most importance. The new library is thin and within a couple of weeks the console starts to collect dust. Being able to bring forward a back library is a big deal. If one console offers BC at launch and another does not then the console that does has a major advantage.
Correct. Once the new console has its strong library, then BC is not needed. In the case of Xbox one, since they don't have a strong exclusive library still to this day, BC is needed to calm the waters.
Yup its really important, i mean what am i going to do with my games from the previous console..... Oh i know play them on the previous console.. Its a needless feature imo.
That's a freaking stupid comment. I guess it doesn't matter if my Blu-ray player can't play DVDs because I can just keep a DVD player hooked up. And I guess if they take out the GPS, calculator, camera and flashlight functions of my phone that's ok too because I can always just use a stand-alone GPS unit, calculator, camera and flashlight, right? Screw convenience, space saving, efficiency and convergence, right? Well, guess what. Many of us don't have our previous console anymore because it died. So buying a new one would be just one more added expense. And beyond the cost I don't have room for that many devices hooked up to my TV. I need to get rid of the old console to make room for the new one. Even if that weren't the case, using a single console is always going to be easier and more streamlined than juggling between multiple consoles. Not to mention that backwards compatibility on a stronger piece of hardware can allow for better visual fidelity and smoother framerates. But yeah, it's needless. Pfft
BC is a good feature when a new console is released because it helps with the transition. Once the new console has its strong library, BC doesn't matter. This is why BC on Xbox one was not a turning point plus they were using BC to try to hide the fact that they didn't have any compelling exclusives games while Playstation gamers had the best exclusives to play and didn't care to play old games at all.
I have all my old consoles. None of them are set up due to shortage of space/plugs/connections. I'd love to play my old games but can't be arsed with the unpack/setup faff. For me, BC would be a godsend. Also, if PS5/XB4 is to be the last gen before streaming takes over (which I hope never actually happens) then I'd love PS5 to be able to play the full legacy of PlayStation's history. In one box.
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