Phil Spencer: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility News Coming Next Week; Asks Team About Xbox BC “A Lot”

on August 22, 2015 10:03 AM

Backwards compatibility seems to be very popular between Xbox fans, and has been identified by many as the ace up Microsoft’s sleeve at E3.

Earlier this week, Xbox division head Phil Spencer mentioned that we’d get news before the weekend, but apparently they got delayed, and we’ll hear about them next week.

On top of that, Spencer made an interesting statement about backward compatibility for the original Xbox. Apparently he asks about it to the team “a lot,” and doesn’t think it’s a bad idea, even if he feels Xbox 360 BC has priority.

Personally, I would absolutely love to get backwards compatibility for Xbox titles. The Xbox era had some really great games, and replaying them without having to pull out the old brick or the Xbox 360 would be great.

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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.