Xbox Scorpio Will Run Xbox 360 and Xbox One Games With ‘No Technical Wizardry Required’
‘Xbox games just run on it.’
Xbox One Scorpio will be fully backwards compatible with Xbox One and Xbox 360. In an interview with Stevivor, Xbox head Phil Spencer noted that the console as specifically being designed so that Xbox 360 and Xbox One games ‘just run’ on it, without any technical wizardry’ required.
“We’ve very specifically designed it [on Scorpio] so Xbox games just run,” he said, referring to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles. “It’s nothing like Xbox 360 backwards compatibility right now — there’s a lot of technical wizardry involved in that. We didn’t want to have to do that again.”
That’s good- after all, one of the major points of these iterative consoles is that they will hopefully make libraries continuous, and never lead to generational breaks in libraries of the kind that we are otherwise used to. Now Phil, if you could just add original Xbox compatibility into the mix too, it would be much appreciated…