Xbox One backwards compatibility coming

Microsoft confirms that Xbox 360 emulation for Xbox One is in the works.

While the Xbox One does not currently have backwards compatibility to play Xbox 360 games, a Microsoft exec has suggested that a solution is in the works.

At the annual Microsoft Build Developer conference, Microsoft’s Partner Development Lead Frank Savage said that emulation possibilities are being explored on Xbox One.

The potential announcement won’t be anytime very soon though, as Savage added “…we’re not done thinking them through yet, unfortunately.”

When the Xbox One was originally announced to lack the ability to play Xbox 360 games, Microsoft’s marketing director for Xbox UK, Harvey Eagle, said that it was because the next-gen console had a different architecture build than the Xbox 360.

At the Build Developer conference, Savage further explained: “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,” Savage added about the emulation.

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