Today, Microsoft announced to discontinue their backward compatibility program for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The latest news for Xbox backward compatibility has arrived from a blog post made by Microsoft, where they announced the Xbox backward compatibility discontinued and it will help developers to focus on future projects.
The blog post has arrived from partner director of Xbox, Jason Ronald. Jason post reads:
As a final thank you to the community, we are bringing Too Human to the Backward Compatibility catalog and are making it available digitally to everyone for free. After adding more than 600 titles to the Backward Compatibility catalog, we’re now setting our sights on what’s next for the future of compatibility.
Xbox One arrived with one of its famous features, backward compatibility. The latest feature allowed players to play the famous Xbox and Xbox 360 games on latest Xbox One and Xbox One X that time. Xbox One X pushed the limits further by improving graphical capabilities on most old games.
In short, the Xbox backward compatibility was greatly acclaimed upon launch. Originally the feature was announced in Microsoft E3 2015 press conference and was the only way to let players play their favorite old titles with scaled post-processing and higher frame rates.
Thanks to Microsoft, the latest feature had caught many players attention and allowed them to play older games on current-gen consoles without having to buy another one. But it seems like the feature has been farewell with over 600 older games played on current-gen consoles.
Speaking of current-gen, Microsoft has now announced a new-gen console Xbox Project Scarlett, which is now announced to run games on higher frames along with faster loading speeds for any kind of title. Microsoft has announced to release Xbox Project Scarlett in Holiday 2020. Moreover, the latest console will support, 8K gaming, better frames rate up to 120fps in latest games, ray tracing and graphical improvements, GDDR6 RAM, AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA CPU and last but not least, backward compatibility support.
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