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Microsoft: Backwards compatibility is 'backwards'


2:30 PM on 05.22.2013
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Like the Amy's Baking Company episode of Kitchen Nightmares, the Xbox One saga just keeps getting worse because no one at Microsoft seems to know when to shut up.

Echoing Sony's claim around PS3's launch that controller rumble was "last-gen," Microsoft head of interactive entertainment business, Don Mattrick, told The Wall Street Journal, "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards." This of course is a reference to Xbox One's inability to play Xbox 360 software, a feature which Mattrick insists only 5% of consumers would make use of anyway. But according to social media research firm Fizziology, that figure is closer to 12%.

As awkward as it may be, at least the PS4 will have cloud-based backwards compatibility. Microsoft isn't even planning on doing that. Who wants to live in the past, right? Better keep that 360 plugged in if you want access to all your current content.

Microsoft and Sony Diverge on Gaming 'Cloud' [The Wall Street Journal via NeoGAF]






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