When backwards compatibility was first introduced in the course of the Xbox One launch, the reception was less than impressive. Since then, this function has expanded to incorporate an unimaginable quantity of video games from the unique Xbox, the 360, and, now with new gen on the horizon, Xbox One. Microsoft has confirmed that almost all backwards appropriate video games, except a couple of Kinect-reliant titles, are able to rock and roll on Xbox Sequence X/S.
Xbox’s Jason Ronald confirmed the information on Twitter after over 500,000 hours of playtesting adventures throughout all generations. The one exception to this are these video games tied particularly to Kinect performance, a know-how that was deserted midway by way of this present gen cycle.
After 500K+ hours of testing, we’re are excited to share that each one Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One video games playable on Xbox One right now, apart from the handful that require Kinect, might be accessible – and look and play higher – on Xbox Sequence X|S at launch.
— Jason Ronald (@jronald) October 28, 2020
To be clear, that is referencing video games already on the backwards compatibility checklist, a list that continues to grow and can accomplish that post-launch. For these titles on the backwards compatibility checklist, which is within the a whole bunch, these might be accessible on Xbox Sequence X and S at launch, except these reliant on the Kinect.
Whereas Microsoft halted the addition of recent video games on the Xbox One again in 2019 to give attention to the brand new era forward, that disruption may very well be short-term as soon as the Xbox Sequence X/S is launched and improvement falls again right into a extra normalized rhythm. For now, we at the least have a better have a look at the method behind making these previous generations of video games accessible shifting ahead.
What do you consider how Microsoft handled backwards compatibility for Xbox One? What different video games would you prefer to see added to that checklist? Hold forth along with your ideas within the remark part beneath and inform us what you assume!