Earlier,Microsoft unveiled its newest gaming console, the Xbox One[totally un-expected,nothing like the rumours] with a hand full of mouth-watering features. But sadly,it won’t play Xbox 360 games.Why?
It’s because the new gaming system has a different chip architecture — Advanced Micro Devices’ x86[AMD X86] instead of IBM’s PowerPC. Therefore, the Xbox One won’t have native compatibility with 360 games. It’s unclear at this time whether Microsoft will create a solution for that like maybe an upgrade patch of some kind or something similar,making some of the more popular games compatible or allowing users to access older titles through a cloud-streaming system. But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen right now.
Here’s the statement Microsoft gave us about backwards compatibility:
“Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games — games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. We care very much about the investment you have made in Xbox 360 and will continue to support it with a pipeline of new games and new apps well into the future.”
As was widely expected, Microsoft on Tuesday updated its Xbox game console with new processors, software, and many other features. Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business… said during an event in Redmond, Washington, that the company wanted to design and build the “ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system.”Keep Visiting For More Tech News and Updates.