Phil Spencer Talks Third Parties Jumping on Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility; Paris Games Week and More

on August 11, 2015 1:39 PM

Backwards compatibility is definitely a solid feature in Xbox One’s arsenal, and Phil Spencer talked about it and more in one of his usual Twitter sprees.

First of all, he mentioned that he thinks that we’ll see more third party jumping on board by offering their older games with the new ones:

He also explained that the team is working on describing clearly how DLC will work, but they should work “as expected.”

He also talked about the recently concluded industry events (Gamescom and Chinajoy), and mentioned that Microsoft will have a booth as usual at Paris Games Week, but for now they did not announce anything further than that.

Following, he also gave his impressions on the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, that he is already playing:

For something a little more on the funny side, he mentioned that a limited edition Xbox One looking like an original Xbox would be a cool idea, even if nothing is in the works right now:

If you’re waiting for the new Xbox One UI (Which is sleek as hell, by the way. I’ve seen it in action at Gamescom), and you’re a member of the preview program, you should be able to get your hands on it next month.

Finally, he’d like to see third party studios pick up Crackdown 3‘s cloud tech as well in the future.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.