Future Xbox consoles will be backwards compatible with the current generation, just like Xbox Series X|S

Future Xbox consoles will be backwards compatible with the current generation, just like Xbox Series X|S

Undoubtedly, one of the features that most caught the attention of Xbox when the new consoles were presented was the compatibility that they would have with games from past generations, advanced and deepening in the preservation of games. As a result of the above, one of the great Xbox executives spoke on the subject, pointing out that future Xbox consoles will be backwards compatible with the current generation, just as it has happened with Xbox Series X | S.

Through an interview with TechRadar, Xbox Project Manager Jason Ronald, commented and detailed the features that have made backwards compatibility very important, where the game has been preserved by giving users the option to replay titles from yesteryear, but with a natural upgrade to new hardware. While there are no plans to extend backwards compatibility to more games at this time, the executive does have concrete plans to continue the legacy on future platforms.

Future Xbox consoles will be backwards compatible with the current generation, just like Xbox Series X|S

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In the interview, Ronald detailed the following (translated): “When designing the Xbox Series X|S, backwards compatibility was a tenant of the program from day one and actually influenced the design of the hardware. It was like, ‘Okay, how do we make sure these games not only work, but play better than ever?’ So absolutely, when we think about future devices, when we think about future platforms, we’re always thinking about what are they compatible with, we’re thinking about… What unique things can we do to improve or optimize these games?

Great news for all Xbox fans and users, who today enjoy a large catalog of games from both Xbox 360 and the original Xbox, enhanced with the features of the new generation. Backward compatibility is here to stay, and it is a fact that Microsoft will continue to bet on it from here on out for your next consoles.

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