Microsoft’s head of Xbox has revealed making games from the company’s original Xbox console playable on Xbox One is something he’s actively investigating.
Taking to Twitter, Phil Spencer responded to a fan asking about the possibility of such a feature to say: “I don’t think it’s silly. I ask the BC team this question a lot. Need to finish 360 BC for now.”
While far from a concrete promise, it certainly sounds like Microsoft is keen to see such a feature implemented at some stage in the future. With Backwards Compatibility for Xbox 360 titles due to launch to every Xbox One in November, hopefully we’ll have news to share on this before too long.
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.
Over 100 Xbox 360 and XBLA games will become available to all Xbox One owners, for free when the feature launches.