THE Microsoft had already announced that your Scarlett, which now has the official name of Xbox Series X, would have compatibility with games on all your consoles, which involve the Xbox original, the Xbox 360 it’s the Xbox one. Along with accessories. But now it has been confirmed that, unlike what happened in the Xbox one, backwards compatibility will be available from day one of the console’s life.
Phil Spencer, the boss of Xbox at Microsoft, explained to Gamespot the company’s desire to release backwards compatibility since “day one” of the Series X. “We wanted to make sure this item will be there on day one. That we could fulfill this promise. And because of that, I’ve been playing some games of Xbox 360 and Xbox one on my Xbox, and that’s just to make sure it’s all there on the first day.”
spencer said ensuring backwards compatibility with three console generations Xbox it’s a great job. That’s why they slowed down the pace of games from Xbox and Xbox 360 available on Xbox one. Jason Ronald, also from Microsoft, explained that he wants the services, one of the great elements of the platform, need to follow with the consoles. “We have hundreds of games running today on the Xbox one. We want these games to be able to move forward with you, but we also want our services to go together.”
“We want the games to move forward, but so do the services. We want your video game legacy to advance with you, be yours gamerscore, your friends list, achievements, and saves. All of this must advance so that there are no barriers when thinking about moving forward”, he concluded, talking about the moment when the user decides to change the Xbox one by the next console.
ronald also explained about the work involved for backwards compatibility. “It requires a lot of work, even for games from Xbox one. For one of the biggest challenges is that console games are generally too optimized for the unique capabilities of the hardware. And this is a new generation.”
“It’s a new architecture chip. At the same time, we designed the console with backwards compatibility in mind. Therefore, we made several decisions to smooth the process. But we don’t want to trivialize the work the team is doing now, as it really requires a lot of work”, he concludes.
Xbox Live: Access to Maintain Your Gamer’s Legacy
The dedication of Microsoft for retrocompatibility it happens for a very important factor for the family Xbox: a Xbox Live. With over 65 million active users, the community Xbox consumes many services on the platform. This initiative justifies the fact that console gamers from Microsoft like to revisit games from other generations. Besides the fact that they won’t lose their investment in case of digital game purchases.
very different from Nintendo, which has a very confusing online method that is applied specifically to each console. and of the Sony, which does not allow the download of content purchased on the PSN to Playstation 3 (including games of PS1 and PS2) at the Playstation 4, but that will have some news in this sense in Playstation 5. The owners of Xbox will be able to continue, with the next console, having access to their old games, accessories, commands, services and DLCs.