Microsoft’s next-gen console hasn’t received a firm “no” on it yet (apparently).
Take this with massive grains of salt, but according to an Xbox One sales lead that DailyGame spoke to at a Microsoft store, the next generation console could be backwards compatible.
The unnamed sales lead stated that, “I know some parts of the E3 presentation got a lot of flak, but I don’t think everything’s set in stone. I’ve heard the backwards compatibility thing is still being ironed out and might happen. So don’t count on the answer being a firm ‘no’ just yet. They’ve really been listening to feedback, and that includes backwards compatibility for Xbox One.”
Given that the PlayStation 4 will be featuring backwards compatibility with PS3 games using Gaikai, doesn’t it make sense for the Xbox One to do the same? Of course, Microsoft hasn’t even revealed if its Xbox One will play Xbox 360 games. The backwards compatibility on the Xbox One could indeed rely on Cloud computing – it just hasn’t been announced or confirmed as of yet.
Nonetheless, stay skeptical and let us know if you’d really want to see backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One.