NEWS - Monday, June 6, 2005


(RUMOR) - Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Info

Prior to the Xbox 360’s unveiling, the issue of backwards compatibility wasn’t even something Microsoft would discuss. However, when Microsoft finally announced that its next-gen console would feature backwards compatibility with "top selling" games, it seemed to confuse people, not excite them. What exactly does "top selling" mean? Which games will work? How will the Xbox 360 play Xbox titles? None of these questions has been addressed specifically by Microsoft yet. When we sat down with Peter Moore, as hard as we tried we couldn’t pry any substantial info on the topic out of him. "You don’t need to know the technical details. What you need to know is that the top-selling games will work, and as we plow through them all over the next few months, we will start telling you which games," he told us at E3. Some "patches" may be necessary Apparently, for Xbox games that are written in a single layer (which MS management believes to be most of the Xbox library) the emulation should be pretty smooth. The smaller percentage of Xbox titles that are written in multiple layers will require "patches" (separate emulation programs) in order to work. Pachter says that Microsoft currently plans to sell the 360 with these patches already pre-loaded on the included 20GB hard drive. It is also conceivable that any additional patches for other Xbox games could be easily downloaded over Xbox Live. Therefore, taking this information at face value, consumers can expect the vast majority of Xbox games to be playable on the 360. "We presume that the majority of Xbox games will be backward compatible, and the company assured us that it intends to add patches should consumer demand warrant such action," notes Pachter.
Source: http://biz.gamedaily.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,890
Forum Posts: 725,841
Xbox One Titles: 1,527
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,779
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,824
Screenshots: 31,957
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Playdates Canada October, 2018 Play date info thread.
Post by Kiesey
2 Replies, 139 Views

2 Giveaways! Bridge Constructor Portal AND Tempest 4000!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 217 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada September, 2018 Playdates info thread.
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 709 Views

No topics about Xbox 360? Want to play FC3 or BFH?
Post by AddMeForCoOp
2 Replies, 644 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada August, 2018 Playdate info thread.
Post by Kiesey
5 Replies, 850 Views

Xbox Game Pass
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1011 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada July, 2018 playdate info.
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 961 Views

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1134 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 928 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 1158 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1571 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 1290 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 2135 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1127 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1189 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics