Of all the present era consoles in the marketplace proper now, Microsoft’s Xbox One is by far probably the most spectacular in terms of its dedication to backwards compatibility.
At the second there’s an in depth checklist of Xbox 360 video games that may be performed on the Xbox One and whereas that’s persevering with to develop, Microsoft introduced plans so as to add unique Xbox video games into the combo at E3 earlier this yr.
Microsoft hasn’t been forthcoming with particulars on precisely which unique Xbox titles will likely be coming to Xbox One – in the meanwhile we solely find out about Crimson Skies and Fuzion Frenzy. However, in a current interview with GameSpot, Xbox head Phil Spencer did say we’d see the primary of the batch launched earlier than the top of the yr.
When requested in regards to the standing of the backwards compatibility venture by GameSpot, Spencer acknowledged “We’re close, we’re really close.”
“I have a little dashboard I go to and I can see all the games [and] where they are in getting approvals in the pipeline,” he continued.
“I know the games that are coming for the original Xbox but I don’t think we’ve announced them all. We have to do this in partnership with partners, but we’re still on track. I feel really good. The games look great.”
Backwards compatibility on the Xbox One X will, apparently, work barely otherwise to the Xbox One S. According to Spencer, Xbox has nonetheless to disclose some “interesting” particulars on how the function will work on the upcoming 4K console however appears pretty sure that folks will discover it “interesting.”
There’s loads of curiosity in unique Xbox video games coming to the most recent consoles and though Spencer says that a number of the video games maintain up higher than others, we think about the reminiscences and nostalgia will greater than make up for something missing within the visuals.
Though we nonetheless don’t have an actual date for when this backwards compatibility extension will go stay, we think about Microsoft will wait till after the launch of the Xbox One X on November 7. Some time between this new console launch and Christmas would, arguably, take advantage of sense for the corporate.
We think about unique Xbox video games coming to the Xbox One would tie in very neatly with the discharge of the revamped Duke controller which was additionally introduced at E3 this yr. Though this controller doesn’t have an actual launch date, both, it’s additionally scheduled for earlier than the top of 2017.