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Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC

The prospect of official emulation of original Xbox games on PC looks like it could be a realistic one. Microsoft announced this week that it is adding backwards compatibility with original Xbox games to the existing Xbox 360 compatibility already available on Xbox One. When asked by PC Gamer whether …

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Data questions popularity of Xbox backwards compatibility

Backwards compatibility has always been a headline winner, but the extent to which it is actually used has always been a point of contention. New data from Ars Technica about Xbox Live usage suggests that, in Xbox One’s case at least, very little time is spent taking advantage of the …

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Nearly 50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Microsoft has said that nearly half of Xbox One owners have taken advantage of the machine’s backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. Now over 300 back compat titles,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted. Nearly 50% of XB1 owners playing BC games is great to see. Thanks for supporting the program.” …

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Red Dead Redemption sales spike following Xbox One backwards compatibility announcement

Sales of Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360 have shot up by nearly 6,000 per cent in just a day on Amazon. This follows Rockstar’s announcement that the title will be coming to Xbox One this Friday (July, 8th) thanks to backwards compatibility. Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption …

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Dark Souls being added to Xbox One backwards compatibility

One of the last generation’s most celebrated releases appears to be heading to the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility list for Xbox One. As spotted by Reddit, the listing for Dark Souls 3 on the Australian Xbox store revealed that buyers will receive a backwards compatible version of the cherished Dark …

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Microsoft says Xbox One Red Dead Redemption release was an error

A small number of users were able to download a backwardly compatible Xbox One version of Rockstar’s much cherished Red Dead Redemption at the weekend. The Wild West game was for a period the most requested title for Microsoft’s backwards compatibility service, so it’s no surprise that an Xbox One …

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PS4 will get PS2 emulation, Sony confirms

It’s not just Xbox One owners that will be able to play older games – Sony has plans for its own backwards compatibility. Both the PS4 and Xbox One launched without the ability to play older games, though a recent update has seen the latter console gain support for Xbox …

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Microsoft explains Xbox One backwards compatibility for 360 DLC

DLC for backwardly compatible Xbox 360 games will work on Xbox One, but a tiny hoop must be jumped through. Xbox One’s new backwards compatibility, which will be added to consoles that have upgraded to the New Experience UI tonight, is feature rich and technically impressive. However, the one thing …

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104 backwards-compatible games named for Xbox One

Microsoft has named the 104 Xbox 360 games that will be available via Xbox One’s backwards compatibility patch later this week. Missing from the list are the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and assorted Call of Duties, all of which have …

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