Sunday, April 6, 2014

Some hope for Xbox One backwards compatibility.

The debate over whether backwards compatibility in consoles is necessary, has been an old one. I firmly believe it benefits both the customer and the manufacturer. Consumers have a fresh machine to play their beloved titles, they clear up their entertainment center, sell off the older hardware, put the money towards the new console. The manufacturer ends up making more money. Although I'm sure game publishers would rather sell you a new downloadable copy of your favorite older title.

Well this week, we have a bit of good news for Xbox One owners.

"Q. Are there any plans for an emulator for the 360 games?

A. There are. But we aren’t done thinking them through yet unfortunately. It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the x86 stuff. So there’s nothing to announce, but I’d love to see it myself too." - Frank Savage, Xbox One Dev Q&A Session.

Source Link: PowerLeveled.

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