Microsoft Executive Phil Spencer talks about the backwards compatibility issue on the Xbox One.

As a gamer, I for one am all for consoles giving the option to play older games. The Xbox 360 allowed certain games to be played but usually ones that had to be bought through the market place. Which is a real shame as my brothers and I had built up a good collection of games on the first generation Xbox. Games like Kung Fu Chaos, Conflict Desert Storm 1 and 2 and recently I felt like playing James Bond Everything Or Nothing, but would my Xbox 360 load it ? No.

Well in a recent interview with The Inner Circle, Phil Spencer explained that he had been listening to the moans and groans of the gaming world and teased that there may be something in the pipeline for the Xbox One

“Back compat is always a hot topic at the turn of a generation, and I get why, especially on [Xbox 360] so many people bought so much digital content and it means that a lot of us, we’re holding on to our 360s,” he said. “I get the question. I totally respect the question. There’s nothing I can say about it right now, but I’ll just say ‘I hear you.’ I definitely hear you and I’ll continue to try to work to build something that can help people out.”

If someone could explain the obstacles and pitfalls in being able to play older games on a newer system I would be happy to listen. But with technology being the way that it is and emulators being available for PC’s for a while now, how difficult is it to create a backward system for a console? Or is this really about the money that can be made through a current generations market place and capitalising on gamers feeling towards old games? 

I would be happy to hear your thoughts towards this in the comments section below. 

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