Microsoft Teasing Xbox One X Forward Compatibility
Last yr, I made be aware of the truth that Microsoft would possibly use the introduction of the Xbox One X to transition to a rolling compatibility mannequin, comparable to what’s most typical within the smartphone market- the place all of your units is not going to simply be backward appropriate, however many will even proceed to be ahead appropriate for so long as they are often.
What this implies is, as soon as the successor to the Xbox One X is out, there’s a risk that the Xbox One X may nonetheless play video games launched for that system- a minimum of for a couple of years, earlier than it’s phased out fully. This might need been one thing Microsoft’s Albert Penello hinted at lately. In truth, he even made the comparability with smartphones and PCs, the place this mannequin is most prevalent.
“We care a lot about compatibility, we have a huge effort around compatibility, and that’s not just backwards compatibility,” he mentioned to MCV UK.
“I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that we care a lot about compatibility and in this day and age people have shifted to caring more about their community and their apps, than caring about the piece of hardware that they’re on, and we have just moved with that,” he continued.
I don’t know the way Microsoft would pull this off, particularly if Sony releases a extra highly effective than Xbox One X PS5 inside the subsequent few years and raises the baseline specs for third get together builders to target- however the console market is actually in a state of transition and flux, and will probably be fascinating to see ow issues unfold from right here on out.