Originally Posted by michaeltscott
There being only one example, original recipe Xbox BC on Xbox 360. They did provide compatibility for 481 games, about 51%; not true BC since they had to adjust their emulation and check every title but not bad. I replayed a number of original Xbox titles on the 360 and they ran perfectly.
I've ran several dozen backwards compatible Xbox games on my 360 and my results weren't nearly so pleasing.
50% of the library doesn't work for starters. And from the 25 games or so I've played around with, I'd say that only about 1/3 of those performed well enough where a 360 could be considered a true replacement for an original Xbox. And even then there are minor issues evident.
So that's what? About 16.5% of the original Xbox library that is compatible and actually performs well? It's nice for that 16.5% of the library like the original Halo but that's a pretty lousy percentage if you ask me.
Originally Posted by michaeltscott
But the claim that you'll be able to play native XB1 titles on machines 25 years from now seems like BS. Who knows what sort of computer architectures there'll be 25 years off?
It's just nonsense being used to deflect criticism from those expressing concern about their game library in a few years time. There's no way that Microsoft will be marketing some sort of device in 25 years that will allow you to continue to play your Xbox One games natively by logging into your perhaps 35 year old Xbox Live account by that point and redownloading your old downloads and the retail software that you hold licenses tied to your account with.
Anyone that buys into that must be the type of person P. T. Barnum was talking about over a century ago when he coined his famous phrase about a sucker being born every minute.
Originally Posted by mbyrnes
25 years from now you will be able to emulate. We probably won't want to play these games in 25 years. For one I will be 60 years old, lol. Technology should be far along at that point too.
It took 25 years just for the Super Nintendo be emulated to a high degree. Until very recently, SuperNes emulation was riddled with issues if you ever played a game outside of the top 10% or so of the library in terms of popularity. Emulators like ZSNES were customized to play well with the biggest hitters since the program wasn't anywhere close to 100%. So not only was the program incapable of anywhere close to 100% accuracy but the very attempts to make games like Super Mario World perform in a fashion appearing correct in a very imperfect emulation program caused many additional issues as a result with other games since their band-aids did more harm than good.
So I don't share your confidence when very few consoles have ever been emulated well enough to be close to a replacement for the real deal.
And if you're a healthy 60 year old, I think you very well may still have an interest in gaming. Look at all the classic gaming fans out there still enjoying classic games after starting out with them as children. My Atari 2600, one of the original models produced in Sunnyvale in 1977 before it was lightened up and then production was moved overseas, is still ticking just fine. I was born 5 years afterwards and I got my first Atari 2600, a Coleco Gemini clone, for Christmas in about 1987.
Yet here it is and I'm 30 years old and have been enjoying the Atari 2600 for 25 of those years. And many more that played these still play modern games even if they're not classic gamers.
Originally Posted by ThumperII
Untrue. Xbone is not backwards compatible to 360. That has been unequivocally stated. So that is 2 cases and 100% of their consoles.
I've reread the post you were replying to and I don't see where he ever stated that the Xbox One is backwards compatible with the Xbox 360.
He mentioned the Xbox 360 having some form of compatibility with approximately half of the library of the original Xbox. Microsoft has indeed had a form of backwards compatibility in the console world, albeit very limited.Edited by Leo_Ames - 6/4/13 at 2:52am