Tag Archives: backwards compatibility

The Cloud unlikely to deliver Xbox 360 backwards compatibility to Xbox One

It’s looking unlikely that Microsoft will bring Xbox 360 backwards compatibility to Xbox One via its Cloud computing services. Sony has previously indicated that it will be doing exactly that to offer PS3 games on PS4, but Microsoft insists that existing online infrastructures simply aren’t up to the job. "It’s …

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Microsoft dismisses 360 games support on Xbox One – "If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards"

It didn’t come as a surprise when Microsoft announced that the Xbox One won’t support Xbox 360 games, but IED head Don Mattrick has been surprisingly harsh towards those wishing for the feature. If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards,” Mattrick told the Wall Street Journal. Mattrick told WSJ thatonly …

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Microsoft: "If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards"

Clearly unsatisfied with the amount of negative press it has already attracted in the last 48 hours, Microsoft has moved to increase it. Presumably that wasn’t Don Mattrick’s intention when he told The Wall Street Journal that if you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards” but then how could he have …

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Xbox One not backwards compatible

Xbox 360 owners won’t be able to play their games on the console’s successor, Microsoft has confirmed. Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten told The Verge that the newly-announced Xbox One console will have no backwards compatibility. "The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work …

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Fresh rumours refute new Xbox ‘always-on’ claims; Xbox 360 mini touted once again

A new report now claims that the new Xbox WILL be able to play games when not connected to the internet. Instead, the often-reliable VGleaks claims the ‘always-on’ rumour stems from a second Xbox console that will be launched at the same time as the Durango-based machine. The site says …

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New Xbox won’t be backwards compatible – report

Microsoft’s new Xbox will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, according to a new report. Bloomberg says that the upcoming console will be built using an AMD X86 board – a PC standard that houses both the CPU and GPU on a single assembly. This means that Microsoft …

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Disc-less new Xbox SKU scrapped; Will be called just ‘Xbox’; $99 360 also planned – report

Established technology blogger Paul Thurrott has made several claims about the new Xbox – and chief amongst them is the scrapping of a second disc-less SKU. "We have talked for a while about this notion that there might be another version of the Xbox that was just aimed at entertainment …

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EA on the fence about pre-owned; Next-gen not backwards compatible; Market will never be 100% digital

Publisher EA has admitted that it would in some ways like to see an end to pre-owned games, but has also admitted that the market could suffer were they to vanish. That’s according to chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen, who Gamasutra reports told an audience at the Goldman Sachs Technology …

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MGS4 bundle resurrects backwardly compatible PS3

Along with news of a God of War PSP bundle and a North American launch date for the Dualshock 3 joypad, SCEA has also confirmed a Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 bundle – which will include the backwardly compatible 80GB PS3 that Sony had previosuly said would be discontinued. The …

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