Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility Will Cause Large Migration of Xbox 360 Fans
Aaron Greenberg expects a “pretty massive migration this holiday”.
Backwards compatibility on the Xbox One, allowing it to play Xbox 360 games, is around the corner and will be a part of the New Xbox One Experience come November 12th. Speaking to GameSpot, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg believes it will herald a fairly large shift by Xbox 360 fans to the console.
“There’s tens of millions of Xbox 360 fans that are out there that are still playing on Xbox 360 and they’re waiting for the right time and the right reason to migrate over to Xbox One.
“Whether they’ve been waiting for the first true next-gen Halo with Halo 5 or if they’ve been waiting for solutions like backwards compatibility, we do expect to see a pretty massive migration this holiday of those fans.”
As for the titles that will be available, it’s looking to total 100 games though a definitive list hasn’t been released. “On the first-party side, with our content, we’ve said that we’re doing everything we can to make our first-party games lineup available.
“And on the third-party side, we’re making this available to all our third-party partners to participate. We hope that they will all participate. If folks do want third-party partners to participate in the program, they should ask them and encourage them to participate”
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