Why isn't the Xbox One backwards compatible with Xbox 360 and Xbox?

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User Info: levyjl1988

levyjl1988
2 years ago#1
topic. Wii U can run a virtualized system of the Wii, so why not the Xbox One?
I'm sure if the Xbox One did it, it would garnish more sales. Rather have it to some degree than not at all.
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User Info: VoidBeyond

VoidBeyond
2 years ago#2
Wii is easier to emulate.
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User Info: SunDevil77

SunDevil77
2 years ago#3
They've been working on that.
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User Info: Geist

Geist
2 years ago#4
Because I told them not to. I said "Hey MS, Levjl1988 wants BC, so don't do it. That way we can watch him cry about it on GFAQs.". They were all about it!
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User Info: natrapslive

natrapslive
2 years ago#5
Hopefully they will make it bc in the future. If they do it will be after developers stop making games for 360.
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User Info: M3h0rn

M3h0rn
2 years ago#6
So they can sell HD remakes for $60. Why can't anyone see that?
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scoobydoobydont
2 years ago#7
Geist posted...
Because I told them not to. I said "Hey MS, Levjl1988 wants BC, so don't do it. That way we can watch him cry about it on GFAQs.". They were all about it!


I knew it! Everyone, get 'im!!!
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User Info: Sith Jedi

Sith Jedi
2 years ago#8
The Wii and Wii U use the same architecture so it's much, much easier to emulate. XB1 and PS4 both have different architecture from their predecessors, so to run the games they would either have to be rewritten for the new architecture (which costs a good chunk of money and is what the HD releases are) or have them try to emulate their predecessors. Both systems are far too weak to emulate their predecessor with any kind of quality.

There's also game streaming which they're looking at, but I can't imagine that being any good with the average connection in the US.
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User Info: MrImpatient35

MrImpatient35
2 years ago#9
M3h0rn posted...
So they can sell HD remakes for $60. Why can't anyone see that?


Do you mean The Last of Us? Nah...couldn't be that. That's $40 I think...or hope.
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User Info: suicide machine

suicide machine
2 years ago#10
i bought a new system to play new games
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