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access_time May 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM in Microsoft by Adam Larck

Xbox One not backward compatible, adds more XBL friends

Xbox One Two

A few more tidbits about the Xbox One have been revealed since the announcement earlier today.

First up, the new system won’t be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360 titles, according to Polygon.

“The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work from that perspective,” said Marc Whitten, chief product officer for Xbox.

In addition, a Q&A with Microsoft representatives this afternoon about the system revealed that, “We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games—games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud.”

However, what this doesn’t rule out is the possibility of Microsoft selling older games through Games on Demand, similar to what Sony plans on doing with PlayStation 3 games for the PlayStation 4.

Meanwhile, the Xbox Support Twitter confirmed that the Xbox One will support 1,000 friends on Xbox Live.


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