Microsoft damage control: Xbox One games will be playable after next-gen, maybe

Microsoft says Xbox One games will be playable after the next-gen is over, or we hope they will.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Jun 16 2013 4:28 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

Microsoft are having to go into some serious damage control post-E3 2013, as the Xbox One is really losing steam with gamers. Xbox Live director of programming, Major Nelson, took to Reddit in r/games and during an interview answered the following question:

Microsoft damage control: Xbox One games will be playable after next-gen, maybe | TweakTown.com

After the Xbox One servers are shut down at the end of the new generation, will Xbox One games still be playable?

Interesting question, which should have an interesting answer, right? Well, Nelson answered with:

I'll just say this: We haven't even started this generation, so it's kind of early to talk about the end of the generation. That's certainly something we would not do. That's not the way the system is designed. It's designed for flexibility. But let's get the system out there first.

This is Microsoft talking now, but what about in 5 or 10 years time? The Xbox 360 games can't be played on the Xbox One, which is kinda of sucky for people who have pumped thousands of dollars into their current console. I guess we'll see in a few years time, but right now I have no confidence in Microsoft. Especially if your account gets banned you lose your games...

The interview is much longer, check it out here.

NEWS SOURCE:kotaku.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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