Xbox One could still be Backwards Compatible

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 5 years ago '06        #1
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Gangstab329 16 heat pts16
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Xbox One could still be Backwards Compatible
 

 
http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/xbox-one-backwardscompatible/

It looks like there may be even more Xbox 180′s in store. Backwards compatibility looks set to join the long list of U-turns performed by Microsoft for their next generation console. The most recent include the apparent re-surfacing of the Home Sharing facilities, and the inclusion of a headset with the Xbox One.


DailyGame claim that a Microsoft Representative exclusively told them the news during a half-hour interview. “I’ve heard the backwards compatibility thing is still being ironed out and might happen. So don’t count on the answer being a firm ‘no’ just yet. They’ve really been listening to feedback, and that includes backwards compatibility for Xbox One,” he shared.


Don Mattrick, the now ex-President of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, had originally implied that backwards compatibility wouldn’t be possible, and gamers would have to stick to their Xbox 360 if they wanted to play games designed for it. Then again, at the time, the Xbox One still had DRM limitations and a strict used games policy, so who’s to say what’s possible now?


The publisher of DailyGame included a note with the article to confirm that he had seen a scan of the representative’s business card and could verify the legitimacy of the source. However, even if the Microsoft rep was telling the truth, there’s no guarantee that he was correctly informed on the subject. On top of this, he states that it’s a possibility, rather than a probability, but given Microsoft’s recent actions the story seems to be; if the fans want it, Microsoft will deliver it. Unless, of course, ‘it’ is the lack of Kinect requirement or a lower price point. Still no word on either of those issues.

57 comments for "Xbox One could still be Backwards Compatible"

 5 years ago '04        #2
Da Ill One|M 4602 heat pts4602
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 5 years ago '06        #3
ChevyBrah 216 heat pts216
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nahhh
 08-09-2013, 07:41 PM         #4
Cya Nerd 
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I hope it happens
 5 years ago '06        #5
coolio 57 heat pts57
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would be a great addition for xbox users, but i wouldnt hold my breath tbh

if it does happen tho
 5 years ago '10        #6
KJHARDY 84 heat pts84
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Doubt it.
 5 years ago '05        #7
Sub Crazy 15 heat pts15
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Highly doubtful, I'll totally buy the XBONE if this happens though.
 08-09-2013, 08:03 PM         #8
SOCIALITE 
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I'm sold if it happens. And if you can just go back so late in the game and make it happen Sony needs to do it too. This gen got too much heat dropping to just move on to the next gen like that. And I'm not gonna be going through all the changes of plugging in the old systems I'm sorry. I don't see Sony doing it though because they take pride in still having their older gens still running strong well into the next gen. MS is a bit desperate at this point because of the failed PR for the One so they might feel forced.
 08-09-2013, 08:05 PM         #9
SOCIALITE 
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Anybody have any idea on what it would take to make that happen though? Since y'all are making this out to be HIGHLY unlikely. I'm not into all of the technical aspects of things. And some of y'all n*ggas be on top of this stuff.
 5 years ago '06        #10
coolio 57 heat pts57
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 SOCIALITE said:
Anybody have any idea on what it would take to make that happen though? Since y'all are making this out to be HIGHLY unlikely. I'm not into all of the technical aspects of things. And some of y'all n*ggas be on top of this stuff.
the algorithms of the current gen and next gen games need to be able to match up perfectly, which is highly difficult and unlikely given the difference in technologies and vectors they both use
 08-09-2013, 08:14 PM         #11
LaRy BLanco 
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THIS WOULD BE THE GREATEST 180 OF ALL TIME:omfg:

DO IT M$, fu*kING PLEASE DO IT!!!
 08-09-2013, 08:40 PM         #12
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 coolio said:
the algorithms of the current gen and next gen games need to be able to match up perfectly, which is highly difficult and unlikely given the difference in technologies and vectors they both use
Precisely
 08-09-2013, 09:07 PM         #13
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wouldn't that mean emulating a 360 on the x1? the games are optimized and built for the 360 hardware so i doubt it'd be easy

if possible, then thats dope
 5 years ago '05        #14
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I hope they do. The day I retired my PS for my PS2 was glorious. I'd love to put my 360 back in it's box and retire it along with it's Atari, NES, SNES, N64, PS, and Dreamcast cousins.
 5 years ago '05        #15
Krazie 134 heat pts134
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It might be possible.

That would be a game changer for sure.
 5 years ago '11        #16
KingP1n 344 heat pts344
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No....
 08-10-2013, 11:45 AM         #17
Tha Problum 
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 SOCIALITE said:
I'm sold if it happens. And if you can just go back so late in the game and make it happen Sony needs to do it too. This gen got too much heat dropping to just move on to the next gen like that. And I'm not gonna be going through all the changes of plugging in the old systems I'm sorry. I don't see Sony doing it though because they take pride in still having their older gens still running strong well into the next gen. MS is a bit desperate at this point because of the failed PR for the One so they might feel forced.
Sony IS doing it tho.
 5 years ago '05        #18
MP 53 heat pts53
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Damn gta 5, dark souls 2, batman all able to be played on the xbox one


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 5 years ago '11        #19
mhurricane266 
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 Tha Problum said:
Sony IS doing it tho.
Thats not BC though
 08-10-2013, 02:02 PM         #20
LaRy BLanco 
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 Tha Problum said:
Sony IS doing it tho.
u mean with that Goku service

PSN is slow enough as it is, just imagine how much lag u'll get while streaming those
games
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