Microsoft Takes Shot At Sony Over Backwards Compatibility

Shots Fired!

Posted By | On 14th, Nov. 2015 Under News


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The talk of the console wars since this summer has been the shots fired from Microsoft at Sony by allowing for backwards compatibility. While there are some analysts who believe Sony is perfectly comfortable not allowing for backwards compatibility, Microsoft thinks it’s found the secret to getting an edge. The company is so sure, as a matter of fact, that its actually teasing Sony about just how “easy” it is to offer backwards compatibility.

On the Xbox UK official Twitter account the team put up a video showing how this big new feature works. The video is intentionally short, showing just a young man inserting an Xbox 360 disc into the Xbox One. Of course, we all know it isn’t that easy or the Xbox One would actually have quite a few more Xbox 360 games on its list of those that can be played on the Xbox One. Still, as far as marketing maneuvers go, it’s a little bit brilliant.

The short video certainly seems to beg the question as to why Sony isn’t working on this feature or even announcing they’re looking at it. So far, it doesn’t appear this feature has been much of a game changer when it comes to console sales. That could change as the Holiday season rolls around and more people start looking at what kind of deals they can get. For people who don’t already own the Xbox One but do have the Xbox 360, being able to play their old games on the new console might be a good push.


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  • Rodney Patrick

    Gamingbolt STFU!!!!

    • Dotcum22

      lol you are so salty

    • Starman

      no , but your mother is , why ? , ….i didn’t show up last night

    • Dotcum22

      lol so childish do you really think you can insult me or make me mad with fantasy stories lol try again you fail so hard Mr.Salty haha

    • Starman

      lol the fact that you responded to it … says it all , now go play knack …

    • Dotcum22

      It says what? That I reacted to a childish salty fanboy? And no I am playing halo right now co-op is the best! It’s good to have both consoles then to be a salty fanboy. I know it hurts when your choice of purchase ain’t the best this gen you’ll be fine in time don’t worry boy! Lol good day salty loser

    • Starman

      6 new ip’s next year (hard hitters) all triple-a games plus one gow4 … playing r.o.t.t.r right now forza 6 , halo 5 , what are you playing ? overrated 3rd party games like ‘fallout 4″ ? been there done that .. and been done since part 2 … so who’s salty about there purchase … ???? put that in your pipe and smoke it …and i have both little boy … but don’t play it .. it has nothing , just like the ps3 it’s just another bluray player in my house ….

    • Dotcum22

      Haha can’t read salty fanboy? I have both consoles so I will be enjoying them all, all the ones you like and the ones you hate as it’s your opinion and not a fact if they will be great or not on any console especially the console you don’t own. Lol you fail so hard hating all the ps exclusives because they are not on the X1 proofs to me that you are just a salty ignorant broke fanboy. Thnx for that you made my day. Plus i love facts and fact is sales wise hardware and software ps4 is doing alot better so I guess more people have fun with there exclusive Blu-ray player than a x1. You fail mate just stop it and be happy with your choice there is no need to defend it or to attack other gamers with a different opinion. Grow up and don’t be so salty

    • Starman

      if you have both , then stfu and enjoy …lol, why the side choosing .. and i think you’re lying , you don’t have both .. you can’t just by the comments …

    • Dotcum22

      LOL now i am sure of it you are crazy! i am not choosing a side i am satisfied with both my consoles they both are great and have good games. I have used my Ps4 alot more but lately i have been having alot of fun on my X1. So you should STFU and dont be a salty fanboy on one side lol crazy kid

  • XbotMK1

    This is what you call Microsoft being desperate and hypocritical after Phil said they didn’t care about PS4 sales. You can tell Microsoft is still very angry over that used games video Sony made over two years ago. Not only has Microsoft been doing nothing but copying the PS4 but now Microsoft is copying Sony’s ads too.

    Even though Sony is winning, I haven’t really seen Sony taking shots at Microsoft very often. But every month it seems like new articles pop up about Phil Spencer lying and being a con man or Aaron Greenburg and Shtnoda talking sht about competitors. You can’t get anymore pathetic than Microsoft.

    But thanks for reminding us how you tried to fk everyone with allways online DRM, lied about it, told everyone to deal with it when they complained, and then backtracked after the PS4 had more sales.

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      we do agree we never ask Phil to talk about sales.
      It never was about sales.
      It’s was always about games first for us not sales as it’s about letting Sony recover.

    • XbotMK1

      LOL

    • Starman

      the biggest joke , has the nerve to laugh , the only thing that’s funny this gen is sonys outdated ps4 …maxed out after the first month at launch ..lol

    • Gamez Rule

      Wouldn’t it be good if Sony allowed our PS3 games that were played on that system too be downloaded for free to PS4 from PS-Now? That would allow PS4 gamers to play PS3 games they owned ( with or without disc )

      That alone would be better than nothing at all I guess. But I still stand by what I said, backward comp- has always had issues on past systems so by allowing the above might allow the older games to run better on new systems?

    • XbotMK1

      I wouldn’t be suprised if Sony wasn’t already working on a way to let you play old games you already own through PlayStation Now.

      PlayStation Now purchases has been the #1 requested feature for a long time now on the PlayStation feedback website.

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    • Starman

      stfu , … sony can’t do it … the system wasn’t built like that .. but they claim it’s the closest to the pc set up …lmfao , what a joke , like you a big fkn joke !

    • MrSec84 .

      Sony could do it, since the main issue is just recompiling RISC code to CISC, also SPE code could be handled within the GPU’s shaders.
      A virtual machine could definitely be made, but it would require pulling development resources from actual games or working on improving the API.

      Microsoft’s game output is poor, I mean the last exclusive from 1st party was Kinect Sports Rivals prior to Forza 6 releasing this year and people like you praise that nonsense.

      Sony are actually developing games.

      Actually think, rather than being blinded by your stupidity or over the top fanboyism of Microsoft which causes you to think they’re the only ones capable of anything you perceive as wonderful, because it has a Microsoft name brand on it.

      The only joke around here is you!

    • Starman

      it doesn’t work like that , if it were that easy , it would be done .. instead sony says they’re good with over charging to play ps2 and ps3 games on a crappy network that has been broken since day one…. laggy , latency p.o.s.it is and you know it .. why charge for something we already paid for , you sound just as stupid as they do , now stfu and go play ….oh wait ! nothing to play there on the ps4 just crappy third parties …and indies ..

      new games ??? aaaaaa ha ha ha … what new games .. /

      xb1 has 6 new ip’s coming next year , 2 of which , will defecate on anything sony puts out plus a 7th one gow4 so please tell me what they’re working on .. dawn horizon ..a joke
      uc4 an even bigger joke and last but not least the game that will never come out no matter what they tell you dummies .. ‘the last guardian’ the industries biggest joke ever !.

    • Dotcum22

      Says the salty xbox fanboy lol

    • Starman

      your mother what ?????

    • Dotcum22

      Yeah she told me how salty you are. Go cry a river little salty boy

    • Starman

      loooooooooooool … the salty river …i love it … what are you playing …?

    • Mark

      Lol. U dudes are funny. Starman loves fighting

    • Starman

      i’m just having fun , they get all serious …lol i get a kick out of this … i love touching a nerve , they really believe the sh*t they say … my opinion is mine .. when they realize that , it will be a better day , i have both mark , so i call how i see it and “play it ‘ …happy gaming bro .

    • Dotcum22

      Haha gotta be honest i love it to! Its pointless but its funny

    • Mark

      The same question I’m asking PS4 owners….but they respond to me with foam around the mouth.

    • Gamez Rule

      Well it looks like PS2 games are being brought over onto PS4 anyway. “We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation”

      But as for PS3 games coming to PS4 that might never take place OR it could do but unlike MS that shouts about BW-Comp- Sony stays quite like it did with PS2 games on PS4 or just says no ( only to get news at a later date )

      Thing is will it get used….I really don’t know, but to be honest like I’ve said before I’ll rather play new games and new IPs than old games on a new console anyway. If i wanted to play PS3 or 360 games I just turn those consoles on.

    • Mark

      Well that’s a cool thing to have PS2 games. As for Microsoft “shouting” about BC, I have no problem if a company works on a feature their consumers asked for, and they make it happen….

      And I, like u and everyone else, am looking forward to a big 2016, with a mix of new IP and sequels. It kinda sounds like ur saying, if someone’s looking forward to BC for old games, that they cannot be excited about getting them IN ADDITION, to new IP. No so GamezRule, not so.

    • Michael

      Lol….Sony is the desperate one. Now they have their own DRM with psnow. Karma is b****, isn’t it? Sony needs every dollar they can scrap up. Pathetic.

    • Dotcum22

      Selling like crazy worldwide and sony is desperate you must be a fanboy that’s can’t stand it that Sony is doing well. You are the one that is pathetic to be salty over this

    • Mark

      You don’t think they’re cutting corners like crazy to keep in good shape financially? Naughty Dog just admitted they’re tryna save money by avoiding dedicated servers. Actually I’m not aware of any PS4 exclusives running on dedicated servers.

    • Dotcum22

      Thats your speculation without any facts. Read there financial report first next time because you are all wrong.

    • Starman

      they’re broke , period .. it takes money to do what xb1 is doing bruh … give it up , let it go …lol

    • Mark

      Fact; almost all X1 exclusives run dedicated servers. I’m unaware of any PS4 exclusives that run them….

    • Starman

      ty

    • Dotcum22

      Facts show me facts your fanboy speculation is worth nothing

    • Starman

      sounds like someone is losing it …

    • Mark

      My speculation? I don’t need a financial report to see them cut costs. ND just admitted they won’t have dedicated servers…..because of financial concerns. What’s there to speculate?

    • Dotcum22

      Still no facts show me facts or its b.s
      Or read there financial report I am talking about sony not about ND don’t even care for ND

    • Starman

      ‘nd’ is sony , they’re a studio within sony camp , they’re saying “sony wont pay for it”
      what part of that don’t you understand fangirl ??

    • Mark

      Listen ur avatar is awesome lol. But understand this, Microsoft supports all Xbox exclusives that has mp, with dedicated servers. Sony does not. Why won’t they provide ND with dedicated servers for UC4? Money! Instead of Sony paying for them, players, yes, the players will keep P2P servers up, thru microtransactions! That’s how u cut costs, let the players pay for them long term….instead of you, Sony, giving ND what they need to keep the game goin for years!

    • Dotcum22

      Ehm could be but that’s no proof of financial difficulty but more proof of pure greed! Lol i don’t know for fans which one would be better the financial problems or the greediness of a company

    • d0x360

      Financial difficulty like Sony’s lack of any profit in nearly a decade or…something else like the corners they constantly cut in their games or should i say lack of games.

    • Herald of Gaben

      Microsoft fanboy

    • d0x360

      Ooooooo my feels.

    • Dotcum22

      Lack of games? Lol another sour salty fanboy.

    • Mark

      Na, I’m saying, in my original comment that they’re cutting corners, to keep themselves in good financial shape. Not that they’re bleeding money everywhere. But honestly, Sony can’t afford to make alot of mistakes with money. That’s all

    • Kinect

      Mark is an Xtard. You won’t getting any facts or valid arguments from his puny brain.

    • MrSec84 .

      You do know that p2p took a big leap forward with the improvement of Ethernet tech in modern consoles right?
      Also a non host based model can work across P2P, meaning that no one gets any server advantage.

      If Sony were cutting corners financially then they wouldn’t have spent $100M on Santa Monica’s canceled new IP.
      Sony’s game development is well ahead of Microsoft’s and they keep supporting new projects, like Horizon, Bloodborne, Dreams, etc and more new IPs than Microsoft have been.

      The reason ND went with P2P is because it’s more flexible than dedicated servers, since you have to make sure your dedicated servers are close enough to the users to not have a crappy, latency filled mess.

    • Mark

      1) You said “can” work across P2P, doesn’t imply “will” work. But we’ll see, I hope it’s good.

      2) Just because Sony spent $100m on Santa Monica, just means they believe the project will be profitable. That doesn’t mean they don’t cut corners…on even their crown jewel, UC4! C’mon.

      3) No, the reason isn’t because of “flexibility” that Gaikai isn’t close enough to gamers worldwide, it’s because Sony won’t fork the doe for dedicated servers lol.

      http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2011/07/naughty_dog_explains_the_lack_of_dedicated_servers_in_uncharted_3_drakes_deception

    • Starman

      p2p is old tech , since broadband first hit the scene … try again buster .. it’s old and it sucks .. period ..

    • d0x360

      The improvement in Ethernet tech? ROFL!!!! Genius really just genius since both consoles use Marvell controllers which is the cheapest money can buy but you go on ahead and make stuff up to justify your own idiocy because I love reading it. I don’t even come here unless its a click bait fanboy article because I love the absolute treasures you guys spew forth into the world its amazing!

    • XbotMK1

      Driveclub uses dedicated servers for dedicated hosting.

      Uncharted 4 and Killzone also use dedicated servers but it’s a hybrid system similar to Call of Duty.

      You need to learn what dedicated servers are.

      Naughty Dog isn’t using dedicated hosting because games like Uncharted, Killzone, and Call of Duty don’t need it and dedicated hosting isn’t good for every player in every part of the world. The amount of players in multiplayer games tends to dwindle as time goes on. Using a hybrid game code system allows them to keep the game going much longer than requiring dedicated hosting game code.

      The game doesn’t need dedicated hosting and hybrid systems are used in many popular multiplayer games.

      Why are you obsessed with Sony’s financials? What does Sony or Microsoft’s overall financials have to do with PlayStation or Xbox? Are Microsoft fanboys grasping at straws again?

    • Mark

      Oh, u mean the Black Ops 3 dedicated hybrid servers that kicks me out of every other couple of matches? Same sh*t experience that’s happened last year on AW too? People sometimes ahead of me by a second? Keep your mouth shut you ignoramous. Trying to pass off that sh*t as true dedicated servers….spit that garbage over at DualShockers.

    • Mark

      Yes Driveclub does use them, which is good. But UC4 and many others dam sure don’t. And I could care less about the financials of these companies, unless they’re asking me, ME, to fund their P2P servers, thru microtransactions, which is exactly what UC4 does! Clown

    • Mark

      Dude do you know how bad NBA 2K 16 server issues are? There’s alot of these games, not, on dedicated servers, that suck absolute balls! Ur a moronic troglodyte….pff

    • d0x360

      Uh dedicated servers are always better but please post more you ghetto living moron.

      What is this? 3 years of you spewing made up nonsense that anyone with a web browser can refute in 5 seconds. Priceless princess priceless.

    • XbotMK1

      I don’t understand your comment. What karma? PS Now is an optional service. There is no karma here. Just Microsoft being desperate and embarrassing themselves as usual.

    • Tech junkie

      Off your meds again I see

    • Mark

      Lol

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      lmao

  • VoidWalker

    I cant think of one game from last gen I want to pay. doesn’t really matter anyway because I still have my ps3 and xbox 360 so if I did want to play I don’t need a backward compatible current gen system to do it.

    • Mark

      I can think of a couple. In fact my brother and I played a 360 game yesterday on Xbox One, had a blast. My point is, it’s the number one feature we asked for, not Microsoft, as many people are spouting. If that’s what we want, why do people continue to tell us it’s useless? Lol

    • VoidWalker

      I’m saying it’s useless for me. I don’t care about whether it’s a dream come for you or not. I have all my old consoles so it doesn’t matter to me at all. But hey, you could want to replay all your old games and not have your old xbox . . . making it the best thing ever . Good for you then.

    • Mark

      Right. So I’m saying, if u dont like it fine, but why do people come specifically to an Xbox One article, who doesn’t give a sh*t about the feature, to tell us they don’t like it? I’m just saying, it sounds asinine….

      I could hardly imagine goin to PlaystationLifestyle, and telling them Share Play doesn’t matter to me, lol.

    • VoidWalker

      Where else would I go to say I don’t think the feature is useful to me BUT an article on the subject? Especially given this article is about Microsoft taking shots at Sony about this very subject . . . Seriously dude, don’t be so defensive.

  • Oksanna Zoschenko

    My neighbour’s Mum made $450 a day…. Nah, just joking. What I want to say is that no-one I know is interested in buying either of the new consoles, because of the need for paid subscriptions. Fake backwards compatibility will not be enough. We are all looking at moving across to PC. The games are cheaper, and when we need to upgrade, our money goes where we want it, on hardware, not into big corporations’ pockets.

  • Mr Xrat

    That’s cute. I guess.

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    Sony already stating they won’t be doing it. Because they can’t.


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