Microsoft Confirms Scorpio Will Have Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility

Ybarra says 'of course', the feature will be on the new console.

Posted By | On 02nd, Nov. 2016

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While we still don’t know what the price of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio console is going to be, we do know one major feature gamers had to be hoping was coming. One Microsoft exec confirmed that the new console, whenever it does hit the market, will have the same kind of backwards compatibility the Xbox One console carries.

Director of Program Management for Xbox Mike Ybarra confirmed the backwards compatibility on Twitter when he posted, “360 Backwards compatibility will of course work on Scorpio.” The no-nonsense response was to a user who had asked Ybarra whether they would be able to play the Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption on Scorpio.

While it might seem like a bit of a no-brainer at this point, it’s always nice to see that Microsoft is sticking with something that has worked for them. The ability to get Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One has certainly been a selling point since the current generation console landed


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