Microsoft Talks About Commitment To Xbox Scorpio Games Compatibility And Play Anywhere Program

Microsoft paving the way for a cross compatible, continuous future.

Posted By | On 26th, Aug. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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With the Xbox One Scorpio and with Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, they are treading new ground- they are creating a continuous digital platform and ecosystem the likes of which has never been attempted for video games before.

One of the things Microsoft are committed to, going forward, is apparently continuity and compatibility- gone are the days when your Xbox games would not play on your Xbox 360, or your Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One, outside of a small list of games in both instances. From now on, Microsoft want to ensure that when you buy a new device in their ecosystem, your software migrates to the new device without issues. That is why they are committing, in no uncertain terms, to having all Xbox One games and accessories work on Xbox One Scorpio without any issue.

‘Yes, we have committed that all of the games that you have, all of your Xbox One games, will work on Project Scorpio,’ Microsoft’s Xbox head of marketing Aaron Greenberg said in an interview with GameReactor. ‘We really think of this as one big family, and so the idea is wherever you want to enter into the family – today, there are millions of people still on an Xbox 360 who haven’t bought an Xbox One – those people buy an Xbox One S today, in the future, whenever they are ready to upgrade to Scorpio and get the next step of true 4K gaming, they bring their games catalog with them.’

Greenberg pointed out to other industries, such as music and movies, and how digital content was carried across hardware, and emphasized that Microsoft are aiming to do something similar here.

‘Consumers think about digital entertainment in other industries, those go with you from device to device, so we had the same sort of vision to do that for gaming. And really it goes back to us focusing on putting the gamer at the center of whatever we do.’

This kind of commitment to continuity is also the reason for Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere program, which may just be the most ambitious Cross Buy initiative ever attempted.

‘When we looked at where gamers play, we found most gamers play on both, console and PC. And so as we thought about how can we bring our games to a broader audience? Allow more gamers to experience things like Gears of War 4 or Forza Horizon 3, big titles like that, we knew bringing them to the PC would allow a broader audience to experience them. But traditionally you’ve had to buy those games a second time. But that’s the beauty of being able to build this on one platform with Xbox Live, leveraging Windows across both console and PC, so we can link your purchases to your account, so when you do buy our games digitally from us, our first party titles, you’ll be able to play them across your devices, and only have to pay once, and not multiple times,’ Greenberg explained.

On the whole, I definitely appreciate Microsoft’s various initiatives here- I do believe that these are all very prescient and forward thinking moves that will be industry standard in a short time, and I have to give Microsoft kudos for having the foresight to take this step first. How this all pans out remains to be seen- but everything we hear now sounds very encouraging.


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  • Doggystyle

    “‘When we looked at where gamers play, we found most gamers play on both, PS4 and PC. And so as we thought about how can we bring our games to a broader audience?”

    So we’re putting our big exclusive games on Steam because early indications have shown that our ‘Play Anywhere’ scheme is already a failure, and the ‘broader audience’ is not buying Xbox One games on the Windows store, or even the Xbox One, for the matter. The ‘broader audience’ went out and bought those 40 plus million PS4 consoles, and they couldn’t care less about Quantum Break, Recore, Forza, and Gears of War.
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    • Michael

      Stop your sniveling, pony. You only wish your god sony could be committed to something other than money. These are are truly desperate times for them. Raising psn prices when it’s not even worth what you pay now, psnow going to pc, failure to support vita, pushing a old tech like VR, no true BC for ps4 and scorpio blowing away neo. Yeah, ps4 is their last hope.

    • Doggystyle

      VR is old tech? Funny you should mention VR. I just ordered 2 new Playstation VR games on Amazon this afternoon. October is gonna be sweet!

    • Doggystyle

      Releasing your exclusive console games on Steam is just fail, Michael. There is nothing good about it. That “more people get to play these games” line of bull is wearing pretty thin by now, and its truly embarrassing for the Xbox community whenever they repeat it. It just means that more people were reluctant to buy an Xbox One to play them. This is not “good for the industry”. This is just sad. You need a hug bro.

    • Massamo

      sony is starting to do the samething playstation now is on pc now

    • Doggystyle

      You stupid fools trying to equate PS Now to putting your current gen exclusives on Steam? Get out my face with your intentional stupidity. Aint nobody got time for that.

    • Massamo

      lol so sad for you crying over losing something to pc

    • Hvd

      all you ps now games are going to pc you got no room to talk.sony wants that pc money as much as xbox.

    • Doggystyle

      PS Now doesn’t even compare. That’s the dumbest thing you said today. PS Now is a service like EA Access. I normally don’t respond to such stupid sh*t. Youve been warned.

    • Hvd

      thats you bc stream service that you HAVE to pay for…lmao.

      ps4 slim no 4k up scaling on games,no 4k blue ray player,no 4k streaming…lmao

      thee is no point to even get the ps4 neo it WONT up scale games to 4k and until sony says it will it wont…lmao

      with a pc,xbx one s upscaled games to 4k,xbox scorpio native 4k there is no point to a ps4 at all and no point to sony being around anymore..lmao

    • kreator

      Idiot

    • kreator

      And PS plus??

    • Mr Xrat

      When’s the backtracking on Shitpio finally gonna end, Mikey?

    • Michael

      Silly pony. You mad cause sony ant match it with the baby neo. That’s what happens when one is worth 400 billion and the other is still trying to stay afloat. I guess that pony love is unconditional….lol

    • Mr Xrat

      Same framerates, same textures, struggling to do 4K. All that money and no new IP at E3. Your disappointment is going to be divine, Mikey.

    • kreator

      lol

    • OC Guy

      “Shitpio”..Really? What are you 14 years old? Next time tell mommy you are using her computer. I doubt you have permission.

    • Doggystyle

      Is that the best you got for him? Is your moral compass that high that you think some anonymous person on the internet gives a damn about your ethics? Did you come here to offer an opinion on the article or are you the goddamn church lady?

    • Hvd

      just rub in the xbox one s has vs the burnt toast ps4 slim has.

    • Eddie Battikha

      Stop being jealous little mikey boy, With Xbox exclusives being on PC less people will be getting Scorpio now. It’s pretty obvious if u got money, PC for Graphics and PlayStation for First Party Exclusives.

    • Michael

      Pc is part of ms ecosystem because of windows, silly pony. The platform is windows. Either way MS still gets money. You know, money, that thing sony desperately needs.

    • Diana Capaldi

      spoken like a true corporate slave,bravo

    • Doggystyle

      Slave? You wanna hook up sometime Diana? I’ll show you how a freed slave treats a woman like you. You look like you could use some BBC.

    • OC Guy

      ..and with that moronic comment is where you basically conceded your whole childish “argument”.

    • Doggystyle

      Conceded what argument you idiot? Who’s arguing? I don’t love that hoe. We both said the exact same thing. You yourself ain’t said a damn thing that was worth pursuing any more than she did. Both of you might be the same stupid person as far as I’m concerned.

    • Rafoca

      Let Microsoft worry about releasing exclusives on PC. I would worry if Xbox games got canceled so it could be released on PC. But that’s not the case… I can play the Xbox games, so if it’s coming to PC, I couldn’t care less. In fact, it makes me happy cause some of these games I will be able to play with my PC gamers friends.

    • Doggystyle

      They might as well cancel them. They might as well put them on Steam as soon as they release them. Play Anywhere is dead. Nobody is buying into this crap.

    • Massamo

      i am so thats someone

    • Rafoca

      Let them be canceled, then I’ll worry.

      As of now it seems things are doing pretty well.

    • Michael

      You mean how like nobody bought vita…lol or do you mean dead like sony’stole blank account.

  • Mr Xrat

    Of course, they need some filler for the games drought and some way to make profit off the few games it makes.

    • TheNorthFace

      when everyone disagrees but he still upvoting his own comments on multiple accounts…
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    • Mr Xrat

      Cry more.

  • Fleming_007

    Well the one good thing that might come from this is it will make remasters irrelevant.

    • Tyler Lundberg

      This guy gets it!

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Maybe they need to make a commitment in telling the damn truth from the beginning and sticking by it. Just saying……

  • Hvd

    i still dont like it and will skip this console.lets say it will be $800 by the time a year passes you get it then 2 years later they announce xbox two no thx.if anything ill wait for the slim to drop below $299 or just upgrade my pc.i can spend $500 and upgrade to a nice cpu/motherboard and ram then drop a tax return next year on a big video card.

  • Hvd

    my only concern is after 2 year of xbox Scorpio launches newer games will start to suffer on the the original xbox one.i think out life cycle for consoles is 5-6 years now with the 5 year being the launch of the next console.

    so you will have 3 years with the xbox Scorpio then year 4 the xbox two will be announced then year 5 its launched then by year 6 you have to upgrade.

    • Jeremy Hadowanetz

      So basically the same as it is now just add an update in the middle I’m good with that

    • Hvd

      yea you can by pass the mid gen upgrade and still play games fine.thats my play im wating for the xbox two in 4 more years.

      it will give me time to buy a 4k tv.

    • Jeremy Hadowanetz

      The question is will the Scorpio to xbox2 jump be as large as this one or just a refresh

      I bought the slim to watch uhd Blu-rays I’ll probably get the Scorpio if it’s capable of playing 4k games. I may even trade in my ps4 for the neo if it’s needed for vr like everyone keeps saying

      And I think Scorpio will be 500 or less not 800

    • Hvd

      if you bought the slim there is no reason to buy the Scorpio since you can upscale all you games to 4k on the slim.not all games will be 4k on the Scorpio maybe most xbox exclusives but other devs will be lazy and still do 1080p/60.

      id rather get a xbox one s and just wait for xbox box 2.your forgetting most multiplayer games on xbox one like cod are 60fps any way.

      so on the xbox one s they will be up scaled to 4k/60fps so why buy a Scorpio when a few years later the xbox two will come out.

      there is a fine line here

    • Dude

      How is it any different on PC? I bought a GTX 980 last year, in another year or 2 it’s going to be obsolete and I’ll end up spending $600 on the newest top end card.

    • Hvd

      a mid range pc will always beat a console i dont believe the 4k/60 on a console.it mite come out as 1440p upscaled.i just dont ever see a console beating a high end pc in res and fps.

      im not trusting xbox on that 4k/60fps if it is it at least $1000.

    • Dude

      Well I didn’t say, and I don’t think anyone has ever made the claim, that a console will ever be better than the high end hardware of the time. I will agree that when a console is launched it is equivalent to some midrange PC setup of the time. That wasn’t the point I was trying to make though. The point I’m making is that you have to upgrade your PC just has (maybe more) often as you might need to upgrade a console if you want your games to look the best that they can.

  • Eddie Battikha

    Phil Spencer is definitely fixing up the Xbox division, But their first party games are too short and their exclusives list is even shorter. Now that they have Xbox one exclusives on PC, more and more PC gamers are going to stick to PC for its Graphics and some will get a PS4 NEO for First Party Exclusives.

  • crizz1066

    Wow how do the Xbox swallow this crap?
    Of course they’ll say all that to keep you on board and keep the pennies rolling in.
    How’s that integral kinnect which cost you extra £100?


 

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