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Backwards compatibility for Xbox One is a waste?
Backwards compatibility for Xbox One is a waste? –
I don't understand the choice of words that Microsoft used regarding backwards compatibility. I understand what they are saying but doesn't it just seem wrong that they are basically saying too bad for you people who spend money on OUR console and games. We don't want to give you BC. I don't get it. I think they are really dropping the ball big time with the xbox one.
I think BC has always been a crutch that MS/Sony/Nintendo relied on to get old userbase through the transition. It pissed me off to no end that PS3/360 had absolutely no intent of using any previous gen accessories, meaning absolutely everything I already had went in a bin and I would need to buy all new controllers, cables, etc.
On this last gen as well, we have seen that BC seemed to involve a huge cost up front for companies to develop, only to see diminishing returns right off the bat. I am glad that the PS3 has such a great PS2 emulator developed during its twilight hours. I believe that this is the way they will move forward, by developing a software emulator behind the scenes and eeking some money (rebuy$) out of back catalog releases online, as opposed to spending tons of cash to try and guarantee BC up front.
I think they started dropping the ball when they started focusing on family games. Nintendo basically have that covered, and PS and Xbox SHOULD go back to making games for the hardcore gamers. But I don't know, slowly but surely the PC seems like it will be the last outlet for the hardcore.
As for the BC... I think no Xbox BC would be fine, but no 360 BC sounds a little strange. Perhaps they are taking a cue from the Vita and the Wii U. Both of those systems have a BC of some sort, and the Vita's PSP function has been hacked and modded, and the Wii U's Wii function has also been hacked and modded. Perhaps adding BC to your systems is becoming too much of a risk.
I agree with what you are saying here. But wasn't this a great opportunity for Microsoft to do something to make them stand out from the pack
Focusing on family games? Please name a few first party Sony/MS family games.
Originally Posted by tthousand
This is a good point and probably not a good thing for console makers.
Originally Posted by tthousand
All these Kinect and PS Eye games. They push so hard to make a new market for them selves and to try and compete with Nintendo, that they loose focus on the hardcore.
Originally Posted by itaintrite
EDIT- I know I could give you a ton of xbox 360 titles, but as for the PS3, I'm not really a huge fan of theirs. Comparing the Kinect and the PS Eye/Move... I prefer the kinect.
It's not in the interest of the console makers to be BC, why when you can just repack the game call it CLASSIC and charge someone for a game they already own(slick). It's got everything to do with trying to resell an old title on a new console(via Download). MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!! that's why.