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Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:34 am
by HdE
GAZBEROTTEN wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Wow didnt think Orange Box would of made it guess Microsoft must of seen the light
That's been backwards compatible for ages, though. I bought a pre-owned copy a good two months back just to play it on my Xbox One.

If anything, there's some weirdness going on with the current compatibility list, though. I believe th three Crysis games and Metal gear Solid HD collection were both recently announced as additions, but haven't yet appeared on the official backwards compatibility web page.

I didn't even know the first Crysis game had been released on the 360!

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:16 am
by GAZBEROTTEN
HdE wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:34 am
GAZBEROTTEN wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Wow didnt think Orange Box would of made it guess Microsoft must of seen the light
That's been backwards compatible for ages, though. I bought a pre-owned copy a good two months back just to play it on my Xbox One.

If anything, there's som weirdness going onwith the current compatibility list, though. I believe th three Crysis games and Metal gear Solid HD collection were both recently announced as additions, but haven't yet appeared on the official backwards compatibility web page.

I didn't even know the first Crysis game had been released on the 360!
Probably Microsoft forgot to update the webpage it happens.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:06 pm
by ALK
Orange Box did however get that "Enhanced For XBONE X" upgrade recently along with a few other 360 titles.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:44 am
by GAZBEROTTEN
ALK wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Orange Box did however get that "Enhanced For XBONE X" upgrade recently along with a few other 360 titles.
I wonder just how many Xbox 360 games will be bc by the end of the Xbox Ones Launch. It would then give us a rough idea of how many games from the Xbox One and Xbox One X could be possibly made backwards compatible for its successor.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:12 am
by ALK
GAZBEROTTEN wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:44 am
ALK wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Orange Box did however get that "Enhanced For XBONE X" upgrade recently along with a few other 360 titles.
I wonder just how many Xbox 360 games will be bc by the end of the Xbox Ones Launch. It would then give us a rough idea of how many games from the Xbox One and Xbox One X could be possibly made backwards compatible for its successor.
We're at the over 500 titles mark for 360 and OG XBox games, with new games continuing to be added every week. Since they tend to do OG XBox games in big bunches, that'll probably get the number around 600-700 by the time the XBox Whatever arrives.

It'll be interesting to see if the next system will be built with the current range in mind, like all the current XBONE BC titles will work on the new system day one. As well as continuing to add new titles and 4K upgrades (For example, you can buy new OG XBox downloads on the 360's digital store when they're added to the XBONE store.)

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:25 pm
by GAZBEROTTEN
ALK wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:12 am
GAZBEROTTEN wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:44 am
ALK wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Orange Box did however get that "Enhanced For XBONE X" upgrade recently along with a few other 360 titles.
I wonder just how many Xbox 360 games will be bc by the end of the Xbox Ones Launch. It would then give us a rough idea of how many games from the Xbox One and Xbox One X could be possibly made backwards compatible for its successor.
We're at the over 500 titles mark for 360 and OG XBox games, with new games continuing to be added every week. Since they tend to do OG XBox games in big bunches, that'll probably get the number around 600-700 by the time the XBox Whatever arrives.

It'll be interesting to see if the next system will be built with the current range in mind, like all the current XBONE BC titles will work on the new system day one. As well as continuing to add new titles and 4K upgrades (For example, you can buy new OG XBox downloads on the 360's digital store when they're added to the XBONE store.)
If they reach the 750 mark i will be very impressed at least its a lot of the games covered and supported.Lets hope Microsoft is able to pull it off

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:46 pm
by Bluce_Ree
I wasn't hugely bothered about b/c but a few weeks back I got to spend some time with an Xbox One and so I signed into Xbox Live for the first time in years and it's quite nice having access to 100+ of my old games.

I can see the appeal. PS5 needs to sort this out really.

If the Xbox One had launched with all this, it would have smashed it this generation.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:03 am
by GAZBEROTTEN
Bluce_Ree wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:46 pm
I wasn't hugely bothered about b/c but a few weeks back I got to spend some time with an Xbox One and so I signed into Xbox Live for the first time in years and it's quite nice having access to 100+ of my old games.

I can see the appeal. PS5 needs to sort this out really.

If the Xbox One had launched with all this, it would have smashed it this generation.
Heres how Sony can win over Xbox and Nintendo fans.

1. Backward compatibility right off the bat with Ps1,2,3,4 games via streaming or being able to download the game for free if you have the disc copy of that game, some bc with disc-based games that will run. This will open up the PS5 to a wider games library something which the new Xbox can not offer anywhere near even with original Xbox games included and Xbox 360,Xbox One games.

2. Contact hundreds if not thousands of developers and publishers and ask them to consider making newer titles to there best games or port some of the best selling games over to PS5. This adds to the availability of games on the PS5 and gives the fanbase a wider choice.

3. Entice fans by offering them a choice of free games they receive each month including games that are on the bc list, let the fans pick what games they want and not have games chose or forced upon them. This would give Microsoft a serious run for its money.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:30 am
by ALK
You can't really offer a completely free download if you own the disc because then you could just let your your friends borrow the game so they all get a free download and not make a penny back. You would have to make it so you need to keep the disc as a requirement to boot up the download (Much like how on XBONE, you get the download of the OG XBox/360 game but you need the disc to unlock the download each time you want to play it.).

Unless PS5 can read and play off the discs normally, it would be impossible to offer full 100% backwards compat because having all those games on a server would again require a heck ton of licensing and permissions even if they don't intend on selling a download version on PSN. And given the tech PS3 had that made backwards compat with those games on PS4 not possible unless streamed, you'd be looking at one expensive system.

That said, its probably going to be like XBONE where a select range is offered and expanded every week or so and with possible 4K enhancements. Sony know this is a much requested feature but they'll want to make money off it too, so if that means milking the PS1-4 libraries over a long period, so be it. They can still make money on the streaming service too, you either play a past game right away on the streaming service or wait till god knows when for your disc copy to grant you a download version (While still requiring the disc to boot up) or buy the download version on PSN.

And all before we get into older PS3 and PS4 downloads. :lol:

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:13 am
by Tom_Baker
There are lots of people on here who are compatible with being backwards no?

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:59 am
by GAZBEROTTEN
Tom_Baker wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:13 am
There are lots of people on here who are compatible with being backwards no?
Examples please

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:28 pm
by ALK
So looks like the XBONE will no longer be seeing any new backwards Compatible titles after this week, shifting their focus on Backwards Compatibility on Project Scarlett, but they are adding a final batch of games, including some OG XBox games as well as some of the DLC for OG XBox games being added.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/06/10/ ... atibility/

And one game, Too Human, is free for a limited time.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 am
by Matt_B
The good news seems to be that Project Scarlett will boast three generations of backwards compatibility at launch.

I'd love to see Sony and Nintendo pick up the gauntlet on that. There are always going to be games that can't be offered because of technical and licensing issues, I suppose, but it would be nice if they could do everything else.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 am
by SJ_Sathanas
Glad to see the original FarCry and the semi-sequel Instincts Evolution/Predator, though I haven't played them since the OGXbox days and they've probably aged pretty badly.
Some interesting things elsewhere on the list. Shame not to see Project Gotham.

Re: Backwards Compatability

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:01 pm
by Sega2006
It can be bloody handy to have, I need just one working GBA to play everything in its catalouge and having the XBone, 360 and PS2 with their capabilities makes like a little easier without needing to swap consoles out all the time.