Xbox One Could Ultimately Get Backwards Compatibility For Original Xbox Games, Says Phil Spencer

Please let it happen!

Posted By | On 17th, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Xbox One’s backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games is ultimately a marvelous feat of engineering, and is one of the things that has earned Microsoft the most goodwill from fans and the gaming community. With so many Xbox 360 games already compatible with the Xbox One (and more games being added to the list with every moment), Microsoft have done a great job here- but it doesn’t look like they are done yet.

Speaking on Twitter yet again, Xbox head Phil Spencer expressed a desire for backwards compatibility with the original Xbox. He clarified that no one at Xbox is working on this at the moment, meaning that it’s not likely to happen any time soon- but he also said that he would like to find the time to implement this feature.

Given how many times Spencer has expressed a desire to do this, and given how the things he wishes to happen end up happening (notably, he had hinted at Xbox 360 backwards compatibility long before it was officially confirmed), it may just be on the cards. Hopefully, it’s Microsoft’s big announcement at E3 next year.

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    Kotor, Otogi, Ninja Gaiden, Shenmue 2 and Kung Fu Chaos! Bring it on

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  • crizz1066

    As there’s nothing to look forward to from M$ till next year and the Scorpio is released. Gota keep fan base distracted by BC and looking back to past glory days!!! Much prefer Sony’s view which is always looking forward. Progression not just copy and paste what works!!

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  • Terminator

    What? More options! Microsoft you shouldn’t have! So we got EA Access, backwards compatibility, Xbox Play Anywhere Program, pick between the Xbox One S or wait for the Xbox Scorpio, many Apps thanks the Universal Windows 10 Apps etc.

    Man this year alone we got Quantum Break, ReCore, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, soon Dead Rising 4 and the Xbox One S! Come Christmas (November/December) gamers will have a lot to look forward too!! Dont get me starter with next year, Scalebound, Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Xbox Scorpio and many other surprises!

    Keeping the old while adding the new. Keep up the good work Microsoft.

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