Integrating Xbox One’s backward compatibility with Xbox 360 games was Microsoft’s ace move for its current gen console. This feature which will be free for all Xbox One owners will be released as free update later this year. However, it was not an easy job developing a virtual Xbox 360 inside the Xbox One.
Ashley from Microsoft explains that Xbox 360 backwards compatibility is one of our most requested feedback from users. Ashley revealed that the “development team is working incredibly hard to bring it to our fans.”
The developer also confirmed that the backwards compatibility feature had been under development for quite “a while” and termed it as an “incredibly hard problem” and that the “people working on it are the most brilliant set of minds.”
When asked whether it was something that Microsoft had planned after or before the launch of Xbox One, the developer stated that it was planned before the launch of the new console. “It was something that we wanted to do from the beginning but it’s incredibly difficult but the team never gave up and finally found a way to do it,” Ashley stated to GamingBolt’s Leonid Melikhov.
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