No backwards compatibility, what about cross compatibility?
Yes. I'm still mad about backwards compatibility. But I'll make it quick.
I know BC won't happen. I can bitch about it - and I will. I can write to Microsoft and receive canned responses - and I might. But an issue popped in my head today that might kill my desire to even buy the system at all.
If the system isn't backwards compatible, I won't be able to play Borderlands 2 (or many other games) with my friends on the Xbox One while they are on the Xbox 360. That is certain. But will I be able to play Call of Duty Ghosts with them? Or Battlefield 4? If I'm on Xbox One and they're on Xbox 360, are the multiplayer modes cross compatible? It was done with PC and 360... so surely it can be done with the One and 360, right? I hope so.
But what if games aren't cross compatible? What if the code is so different on one version compared to the other that they won't work together? Will I at least be able to communicate with my friends on Xbox Live while I'm on X1 and they're on 360? If the answer to this question is no, that might be a deal breaker.
Most of the time I don't play the same games as my friends, but we nearly always jump in a party and chat while we game. If I can't do that, I don't see myself playing the One much at all and that would be a waste.
I'm hoping that this will be possible. I don't see any reason it won't be; however, I don't think it's been mentioned yet. Anyone heard anything about this? Drop a line in the comments.
Posted by monlienNH3
today at 04:36
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