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Backward Compatibility Reaches the Clouds for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members

There’s a magical moment when you open up Kameo, an original launch title for Xbox 360, and it shows you last played in 2008, and you’re able to jump right back into the game like you never left.

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RazzerRedux293d ago

I think if Microsoft really wanted to leverage their 360 library they would work to bring 360 emulation to PC and offer games like Fable 2 on Game Pass for PC.

Wikkid666293d ago

Their goal would be to keep moving forward will the streaming service. Get the latency down on that so there wouldn't be a need for an emulator.

Tacoboto293d ago

His point is... they could bring *that* emulator from the cloud hardware and let us be able to run 360-exclusive games on our own PCs.

I'd understand third party games being excluded by licensing deals, but it would be awesome if MS could have 360 emulation as a download into the Windows App for at least their own titles.

Orchard293d ago

My guess is they haven't done this just because getting reliable/predictable performance with emulation on PC where there's a billion hardware configurations is complicated. Easier to have it running on fixed hardware and streamed to the PC.

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Eidolon293d ago

It's never going to look or be as latency free as even emulation.

DJStotty293d ago (Edited 293d ago )

@saishi

I can not comment on other cloud streaming platforms, but the only issue i have had with xcloud, is the odd bit of freezing, but other than that the games seem to play ok, at least on my galaxy S9.

It's not perfect, but it is good enough for dropping into a game on a work break or lunch.

PS - when i am at home, i do not use xcloud, i use the console. And xcloud performs quite well for something still in beta.

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DJStotty293d ago (Edited 293d ago )

@RazzerRedux

Those that want 360 emulation on PC, have been able to do that for years.

I have a PS2 emulator on my mobile.

RazzerRedux292d ago

Obviously I'm talking about the official Xbox 360 emulation that Microsoft created and not third party emulators.

CaptainHenry916292d ago

That would be cool. Not going to lie but Microsoft has been saving me lot's of money with GamePass for PC

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Jericho1337293d ago

Great news, glad xcloud isn’t limited just to xbo/xbs games.

autobotdan293d ago

Finally some Xbox 360 games on X-Cloud for play on cell phones. Took them a long time. I'll play some Morrowind and Oblivion on my phone. Thank you Microsoft

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autobotdan293d ago (Edited 293d ago )

Can we please get Ninja Gaiden 2 for X-Cloud please. Since Tecmo will not put original Gaiden 2 on switch. I want to play a portable Ninja Gaiden 2 at work on my lunch hours

Tacoboto293d ago

It was on Game Pass until a month or two before they announced the Master Collection - very likely not a coincidence.

autobotdan293d ago

I just would love the option to play Ninia Gaiden 2 anywhere. That would be a dream game to take around. I am not asking for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 portable. I want Ninja Gaiden 2 portable

Father__Merrin292d ago

What you would whip out a phone and then whip out a controller on your break to play games?

autobotdan292d ago (Edited 292d ago )

Merrin I always keep a extra Xbox One controller in my walmart work locker 365 days a year. Literally. I've been playing Xbox One games on my lunch hour on my phone for over 1 year. I was a x-cloud beta tester since the beginning

DeadManMMX293d ago (Edited 293d ago )

I got this backbone one and have been using it non stop during down time at work. I’ve been remote playing Octopath Traveler getting my grind in. I really love this thing. Highly recommended. Cmon XCloud iOS. This news is good because I want to eventually play Lost Odyssey the same way.

crazyh0rse293d ago

BackBone is a great ios controller addon been at work for 14 hours now and the controller works perfectly. i think it's better than razer kishi

DeadManMMX293d ago

Yeah everyone says it’s better then Kishi but that was the other one i weighed before going with this one. This thing feels premium right out of the box.

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