Ubisoft CEO Talks Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has branded the ability to play your Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One as “very good news”.

Speaking to investors after its most recent financials were revealed, Guillemot explained it means older titles are likely to still see sales.

“It’s good news for gamers that Microsoft was able to work on the compatibility aspect. They expect to come with 100 titles quite quickly, so that’s really good news,” he said. “It will help some of the brands, like Splinter Cell for us, to come to Xbox One, which is great.”

Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature was one of the biggest surprises to come out of E3—so naturally, when we finally got back to the office after the show, we tested it out straight away. We’ve also managed to find out heaps of new info about what the feature will allow, including being able to play older titles online with gamers who own an Xbox 360, and how Achievements will function.

Source: Ign.com

I probably wouldn’t re-buy some old games again, but for past-time greats like CoD4 and/or MW2, I would like to know if you will be able to import your old gamesaves INLCUDING muliplayer data. This will then lead to some kind of ‘in-game bonus’ for future releases of the franchise.

As long as your save is on the cloud, and your multiplayer data is still on their servers, you are set.