Don’t get rid of your Xbox 360 just yet, because the upcoming Xbox One won’t be able to play your Xbox 360 games. Soon after its live presentation, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One won’t be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360. The recently announced console has a new architecture, which means that backwards compatibility won’t be possible.
Not only does this mean that you won’t be able to play physical discs, but also all those games that you downloaded on Xbox Live Arcade. Apparently, every title that has been developed for the Xbox 360 has to be rebuild for the Xbox One and from what I’ve heard, Microsoft has no interest in doing that.
Sony is in a similar situation with the PlayStation 4, since the upcoming system won’t be compatible with PlayStation 3 titles. Nevertheless, Sony stated that it hopes to release games from past generations via cloud streaming technology.
Personally, backwards compatibility is one of the features I’m most interested in when I buy a new console and I know a lot of people agree with me. What do you think? Is this feature meaningful to you? Do you use backwards compatibility? As usual, share ideas in the comments down below.
Source: The Verge