Xbox 360 Games Could One Day Run On PC, Phil Spencer Suggests

‘Never say never.’

Posted By | On 07th, Feb. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


As of right now, Microsoft is bringing all of its own first party Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs, while also making it easy for third parties to do so via the UWP and Xbox Play Anywhere initiatives. However, what about Xbox 360 games? While those have been made playable on Xbox One consoles, is there any chance for them to eventually come to PCs, too?

Speaking to a fan on Twitter, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that achieving that would be a pain in the neck, but that it is not something that Microsoft is willing to rule out entirely. “Running BC reliably on all the different PC HW configs would be a lot more work than XB1, but never say never,” he said.

Personally, most great Xbox 360 games were ported to PC, either at the time, or afterwards, via remastered releases. There are some gems that were not- PC players would love to play Tales of Vesperia, Lost Odyssey, Bayonetta, or Halo 3, I am sure- so this would still be worthwhile if it ever came to pass. But I can see why it is not a pressing need for Microsoft at the moment.


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  • crazy_black_man-

    What you heard:

    “Xbox 360 Games Could One Day Run On PC, Phil Spencer Suggests”

    What I heard:

    “Gosh, this ‘Play Anywhere’ thing is just not working out as good as we had hoped. We desperately need to find a steady source of UWP cash flow, or we’re gonna have to shut this ‘Play Anywhere’ thing down”.

  • Riggybro

    Don’t worry Uncle Phil some smart PC people are already attempting things like this and they are not doing it out of profit motivation but rather just for the challenge and love of it.

  • Mr Xrat

    Another non-committal statement from Phil Spencer.


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