Xbox One backwards compatibility announced

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  • richarddavies 15 Jun 2015 17:54:37 6,043 posts
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    Pleasent surprise from Microsoft here!

    Don't have either the ps4 or the one yet and have been wondering which one to purchase. This may have just swung it for me.

    EDIT: Balls! can a mod change the title please to Xbox

    Edited by richarddavies at 17:55:33 15-06-2015
  • Ryze 15 Jun 2015 17:57:57 3,563 posts
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    LOL.

    They've been hard at work, clearly.

    I'd be interested in knowing how they've emulated the Tri-core PPC CPU on the AMD chip.

    I reckon the GPU is assisting.

    Edited by Ryze at 18:01:57 15-06-2015
  • You-can-call-me-kal 15 Jun 2015 17:59:15 9,904 posts
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    calm down
  • Ryze 15 Jun 2015 18:20:12 3,563 posts
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    ... in fact, they'll be recompiling, no? Having an Internet connection means that they can just send a new exe to the console and use the assets from the disk.

    I reckon it might not even use the disk, as this generation's so download-happy.

    We'll see.
  • jaangus 15 Jun 2015 18:22:41 5,266 posts
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    Sounds good would like to be able to play super meat boy, south Park rpg and the old geometry wars. Shame I forgot to dl mafia 2 last month.
  • neilka 15 Jun 2015 18:29:00 20,693 posts
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    They said it requires no work from the developers so it must just be emulation.
  • Malek86 15 Jun 2015 18:52:31 6,440 posts
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    So can anyone test it out then? I'm not a preview member anymore (all the constant updates were bothering me). I wonder how well it works, though.
  • neilka 15 Jun 2015 19:00:33 20,693 posts
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    The last Preview update was on Friday and it doesn't work on that version, I guess they're planning to release another update today to enable it.
  • Ryze 15 Jun 2015 19:11:31 3,563 posts
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    Hmmm... I guess that Direct X + recompile could mean that MICROSOFT is just doing all of the work?

    I'd have to take a look at how much would be involved, and what's most likely.

    That Xbox 360 CPU is pretty decent. Not Cell + RAM + optimal code fast, but still...
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 15 Jun 2015 19:12:33 1,293 posts
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    list-me-do

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/backward-compatibility/available-games
  • convercide 15 Jun 2015 19:20:56 6,423 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    list-me-do

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/backward-compatibility/available-games
    Oooh, that's good. I have 15 out of those 18 games so far.

    I wonder when the preview update will be rolled out? I guess it'll be US first, then everybody else.
  • Psychotext 15 Jun 2015 19:28:21 62,144 posts
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    Nice to see a genuine surprise for once.
  • Baihu1983 15 Jun 2015 20:02:08 9,451 posts
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    Whens this start? Just tried ME but no luck.
  • DakeyrasUK 15 Jun 2015 20:24:49 1,216 posts
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    Well, if all my games come to this and I only need the disc for the initial download I might very well get the console as I could then sell my 360 and all the games...
    Would have to get the 1TB console or hefty external HDD (which evr works out cheaper).
  • DrStrangelove 15 Jun 2015 20:27:38 11,301 posts
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    I'd probably be delighted. If I had any X360 games. Thought I let you know.
  • Baihu1983 15 Jun 2015 20:28:14 9,451 posts
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    What about multi disc games like Lost Odyssey? Any idea how those will work?
  • Loefah 15 Jun 2015 20:40:59 119 posts
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    @DakeyrasUK The disc has to be in the tray when playing it
  • Keyb0ardasaurus 15 Jun 2015 20:41:24 1,720 posts
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    I'd have loved this at the start of the gen but now it just gets a meh from me.
  • DakeyrasUK 15 Jun 2015 20:42:40 1,216 posts
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    @Loefah Too bad... but i guess it makes sense, otherwisse everyone would just lend their games to their mates and we'd all have every game!
  • Loefah 15 Jun 2015 20:43:10 119 posts
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    Indeed. Free games for everyone!
  • Baihu1983 15 Jun 2015 20:54:53 9,451 posts
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    You can transfer saves over the cloud
  • hedben2013 15 Jun 2015 20:58:00 503 posts
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    @Keyb0ardasaurus This is an extremely smart move from Microsoft aimed specifically at people who DIDN'T move to the current generation as early as you did. Granted it would have at least reduced the divide between the two if MS had done this from the start, but it seems more like a clever play they've made in response to their poor launch than something they planned all along.

    It's tailor made for those with a large backlog who haven't made the leap to current gen, and pretty much guarantees I'll stay with Xbox when I was having doubts until now.
  • Ryze 15 Jun 2015 21:35:53 3,563 posts
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    ^This

    Great strategy, as long as a decent number of games run well.

    I can't see some of my essentials coming over due to licensing and other guff, so I reckon my 360 will stay for a while yet.

    I really hope that I'm proven wrong.

    Edited by Ryze at 21:37:45 15-06-2015
  • Keyb0ardasaurus 15 Jun 2015 21:41:28 1,720 posts
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    @hedben2013 And then end up regretting it when they don't touch any of those games after the first month or 2.

    Unless you're the type of person that'll go back and play things over and over this really shouldn't make a difference.

    It's one of them things thats nice to have but in reality you really wouldn't notice if it's gone.

    Doesn't mean I think you're wrong there will be people out there who will be swayed by this, it just does nothing for me is all.
  • Nanocrystal 16 Jun 2015 00:12:27 1,615 posts
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    It certainly would have swung me. Too late though, bought a PS4 for Bloodborne.
  • alasdairm 16 Jun 2015 08:12:30 216 posts
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    Wonder if they will bring over stuff that has been de-listed such as Outrun or Sega Rally......
  • binky Moderator 16 Jun 2015 08:49:45 10,825 posts
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    alasdairm wrote:
    Wonder if they will bring over stuff that has been de-listed such as Outrun or Sega Rally......
    Things quite often get de-listed due to licence agreements expiring, so I wouldn't hold your breath.
  • Britesparc 16 Jun 2015 09:32:03 2,016 posts
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    I think this is great news. Due to plenty of sales but increasingly little free time, I've got quite a backlog of 360 games I'd love to return to. None on the list so far however 😉
  • TPReview 16 Jun 2015 10:13:41 1,220 posts
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    Had a play with Super Meat Boy and Defense Grid last night, amazed at how well it works. Once you do the first 'getting 360 information thing) every game you play from then on just plays like an Xbox One game, really good work by Microsoft. Really hope they manage to put on Guitar Hero and Rock Band, would quite like to play them over the Summer until the new ones come out.
  • Tonka 16 Jun 2015 10:14:30 26,601 posts
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    So ...





    FINALLY GETTING SOME GAMES THEN!!!
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