Microsoft Reportedly Mulling Xbox 360 Emulation for Xbox One
Written Monday, April 07, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Backwards compatibility could still one day be a reality for Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, if comments from a Microsoft executive are to be believed.
A Q&A session held in San Francisco with Frank Savage, Partner Development Lead at Microsoft, saw the executive fielding questions regarding the possibility of Xbox 360 emulation for Xbox One. Savage responded to the queries, revealing that Microsoft is currently considering emulation, though it'll be a long way off, if it does arrive at all.
Regarding whether there are emulation plans, Savage stated: "There are, but we're not done thinking them through yet, unfortunately. It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the X86 stuff. So there's nothing to announce, but I would love to see it myself."
How Xbox 360 emulation could eventually come to Xbox One is unknown, so whether you'll be able to play your library of Xbox 360 games, or have to purchase, download or stream titles via the Xbox Games Store, remains to be seen.