Emulation Xbox 360 games through Xbox One is a possible feature down the road, Microsoft reveals
Backwards capabilities have always been a favorite feature amongst many gamers, essentially granting them access to two consoles, and their respective libraries, in one machine. This is none more desired in the launch of new platforms, such as the PS4 and Xbox One, with a sparse selection of early titles. However, while Sony’s PS4 will be receiving the feature is some form, Microsoft could be eyeing backwards capabilities as well, the company revealed during a recent developer conference.
Simply put, “there are” plans for an Xbox 360 emulator on Xbox One, as development head – Frank Savage – said in a response to an audience member. Yet, Microsoft is “not done thinking them through,” as technical difficulties unfortunately stand in the way. Regardless, Savage remains a supporter of the feature, saying, “I would love to see it myself.”
The 9-year old Xbox 360 currently sports an extensive library of over 1000 games, including popular exclusive franchises such as Halo, Gears of War, Fable, and more. Microsoft has promised continued support of the Xbox 360 though 2016, with both generations of Xboxs to "work in concert."
But what do you think, g1s? Would accessibility to the 360’s library give the Xbox One your purchase? Or are you going to wait and see how the implement this feature before reaching any conclusions? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below!