Xbox Executive Responds To Sony’s Jim Ryan’s Comments About Backward Compatibility

He disagrees.

Posted By | On 06th, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Yesterday, Sony’s Jim Ryan made some rather arrogant comments about backward compatibility on consoles. The comments stand as especially pertinent, because rival Xbox has made backward compatibility a defining feature for the Xbox One, while the PS4 conspicuously lacks this functionality.

So speaking on Twitter in response to Ryan’s comments, Mike Ybarra, the Corporate Vice President of Xbox, shared his thoughts on the matter. “Disagree. We want gamers to play the best games of the past, current, and future. It’s what gamers have asked for,” he said.

Of course, given the success of backward compatibility on Xbox One, especially with the sales surges that games like Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 have seen via re-release on the service, it’s hard to argue with that stance- not that I understand why anyone would want to argue against such a pro-consumer additive feature in the first place. But hey, that’s console wars for you.

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  • Troy Marcel

    Sony is getting to arrogant again.

    • Sp4ctr0

      – gamers don’t need EA Access
      – gamers don’t need Game Pass (netflix for games)
      – gamers don’t need backward compatibility
      – gamers don’t need AAA games in PS+
      – …

  • Gamez Rule

    I’ll just leave this here☺

    “The most popular backward-compatible title in our sample, Call of Duty: Black Ops,
    was played by three or four out of every 1,000 active Xbox Live users, which is actually competitive with some of the most popular Xbox One titles”…..Shows BC is not used that much and what Sony stated is correct ( shown by these figures too )

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Sony sucks
    More people are playing black ops on Xbox back compat than any of Sony’s single player one and done exclusives that died 3 weeks after launch.

    Here is what Sony offers me…
    No true 4k games (some as low as 720p on the pro with no PC textures or assets), no back compat, a $500 PSVR lie, inferior multiplats, no upgrade to shader model 6 textures, no improvements on 1080p TVs, no EA access, gimped mod support, no 4k 60fps game capture, no dedicated servers, no game pass downloading service, no 4k bluray, no digital refunds….and NO MULTIPLAYER GAMES as good as Xbox’s.

    F you Sony and your for the gamerzzz hoax.

  • Starman

    Shots fired….

  • Mr Xrat

    You know things are bad when after gloating about your p*ss weak emulation for 24 hours it’s discovered 1.5% of you actually f**king use it. You know things are bad when losers like Mike Nichols and that slimy pr*ck Mike Ybarra crawl out to do spin. F*ck, I hate that f**king loser. The entire S**tbox executive team is c**cer.


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