Backwards Compatibility Coming to Xbox One
In a surprising announcement, Microsoft confirmed the Xbox One will have backwards compatibility starting this holiday season. Players will be able to take their current Xbox 360 disc, download a quick update, and it will run natively on their new Xbox one. Many of the features that are available on Xbox One, like taking a screenshot with Kinect, will also work with Xbox 360 games.
Games will also run a tad better, thanks to the advanced hardware for the Xbox One, when the feature debuts this holiday season.
Ubisoft also jumped on the backwards bandwagon, and confirmed both Xbox 360 Rainbow Six Vegas games will be free, if players purchase the new Rainbow Six: Siege.
Phil Spector, the head of the Xbox division, confirmed on stage that this was a breakthrough in their technical achievements. Well I doubt it’s a true technical achievement, it’s certainly a welcoming change. Phil Spector has simply change our perspective of how great the Xbox one can be. And in many ways, I believe that the Xbox division would be in a much better position if he was heading Xbox One before its launch. It’s clear that he has a vision to focus the Xbox as a gaming machine first, and I’m happy the company is behind him.