Microsoft Considering Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One

By on April 8, 2014

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It is safe to say fans were unhappy when it was first announced that the Xbox One would not be backwards compatible with the 360. “If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards,” said former Xbox chief Don Mattrick. However, now that they are under new management it looks like things might change.

According to Xbox partner development lead Frank Savage, Microsoft is working on a solution to get Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, but players at home may never get to experience it themselves. During a developer conference, Savage confirmed that Microsoft is tinkering with the idea of backwards compatibility, however there was one small problem. Getting software made for drastically different hardware to run on another machine is a tricky proposition.

“There are [plans], but we’re not done thinking them through yet, unfortunately,” said Savage, as reported by Kotaku Australia. “It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the X86 stuff. So there’s nothing to announce, but I would love to see it myself.”

Unfortunately there are currently no plans to begin implementing the backwards compatibility but at least they are thinking about it right?

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