360 back-compat update soon

Microsoft IS concerned, then.

"Woah woah woah" was the message from Microsoft late last week as it reacted to reports stemming from a Kikizo interview in which Peter Moore had said, "Nobody is concerned anymore about backwards compatibility."

Apparently "nobody" doesn't include the bods working on backwards compatibility updates, who are currently testing another update to the list of compatible games.

Talk on the Gamerscoreblog, written by folks at Microsoft, is that it could be here soon. "We hear directly from them that they're in the testing phase of another update, and it should be out in the next few weeks. We saw the list they're testing, and it looks like they're hoping to add at least a dozen titles," an update reads.

Said blog goes on to reiterate Moore's surprise at the number of games compatible. "We under promised and over delivered on that," Moore had said. "I'm just stunned that we have hundreds of games that are backwards compatible."

Gamerscoreblog concurs: "Long before the launch, we thought we might hit a few dozen titles, and we all feel pretty good about the list of well over 200 titles on the back compat list today, including many of the games that you've asked for. You all have heard us say the work isn't simple. Many games did unique things to take advantage of the processing power of the Xbox, and that makes it difficult to emulate, especially when we then have to make new code work with existing (and future) compatible titles."

"But rest assured, we're not done yet."

Good. Panzer Dragoon next, please!

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