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

#1levyjl1988Posted 6/9/2014 4:48:09 PM
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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#2VoidBeyondPosted 6/9/2014 4:49:30 PM
Wii is easier to emulate.
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#3SunDevil77Posted 6/9/2014 4:49:33 PM
They've been working on that.
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#4GeistPosted 6/9/2014 4:50:46 PM
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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#5natrapslivePosted 6/10/2014 10:25:34 AM
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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#6M3h0rnPosted 6/10/2014 10:42:57 AM
So they can sell HD remakes for $60. Why can't anyone see that?
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#7scoobydoobydontPosted 6/10/2014 10:44:18 AM
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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#8Sith JediPosted 6/10/2014 10:54:07 AM
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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#9MrImpatient35Posted 6/10/2014 10:56:37 AM
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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#10suicide machinePosted 6/10/2014 11:05:36 AM
i bought a new system to play new games
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