Backwards Compatibility Coming to the Xbox One?

Last Updated: April 4, 2014


Although we’ve heard plenty of rumors about how the PS4 could achieve backwards compatibility, it’s been quite a few months since we heard any rumors about Microsoft’s plans to do the same for the Xbox One. At Build 2014, however, the question arose.

“Are there any plans for an emulator for the 360 games?” was the first question asked during Xbox Partner Development Lead Frank Savage’s Q&A session.

He responded:

There are. But we aren’t done thinking them through yet unfortunately. It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the x86 stuff. So there’s nothing to announce, but I’d love to see it myself too.

It doesn’t sound like it’s coming anytime soon, but we’re glad to hear it’s one of Microsoft’s plans. Backwards compatibility is something we’d love to see on the Xbox One. What do you think?