Xbox's Phil Spencer talks HDR Support, Backward Compatible Multi-Disk Games Digital Purchases and More

By Giuseppe Nelva

November 4, 2016

Microsoft’s Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer likes to interact with the Xbox community on Twitter, and today he took to the social platform to answer a few question, giving some interesting information.

First of all, he talked about HDR support for Xbox One, promising more third party HDR-compatible games in the future, and mentioning that the tech is relatively new, which is why not many games support it yet.

He also clarified that the Xbox team is working on the ability to purchase backward compatible multi-disk games like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon digitally.

Interestingly, he mentioned that the team discussed the ability to download any game on your Xbox One to get ready for your purchase, and then simply use the disk for authentication. While he did not make any promise or announcement, he did say “yet.” We’ll see if anything comes out of this in the future.

Last, but not least, Spencer gave a brief overview of his time spent with Rare’s Sea of Thieves, talking a bit about the game’s features.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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