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Backwards Compatible Xbox One

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Last Updated: 14 November 2020

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Digital titles that you own and are part of the Back Compat Game catalog will automatically show up in the Ready to Install section on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S. For disc-base games that are part of the Back Compat Game catalog, insert disc and console will begin downloading Game to your hard drive. After the game has download to your hard drive, users will still need to keep the game disc on drive to play. Xbox Series S: Use with digital games only * functionality will be very similar. You can play digital or disc-base games you own, taking advantage of Xbox features like Game DVR and broadcasting. Since these are Original games, not remasters, Xbox Live services such as online multiplayer and in-Game marketplaces that were available on the Original Xbox, will not be available. However, offlinemultiplayer scenarios such as co-op, party scenarios, and System-Link are supported if they were supported on the Original Xbox. With System-Link, you can play with others across Original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles. There are no Xbox achievements for Original Xbox games because this functionality was not available on the Original Xbox at the time of its release. Lastly, game saves will not transfer to Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S but once created on Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S, game saves can transfer to other Xbox One or Xbox Series X | S consoles through cloud.

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Huge improvements across the library

Xbox Series X can run backwards compatible Games at double performance when compared to their original platforms, previews show. One of the leading aspects of Xbox Series X that continues to be heavily marketed is the focus on backwards compatible Games. Microsoft's goal is to have an extensive library of playable games from the original Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Backwards compatibility was an important selling point for Xbox One back in 2015, and it continues to be a focus for Microsoft and its next-gen console. Not every game is automatically backwards compatible, but Xbox has a large list of games that are playable on Xbox Series X, and has promised that list will continue to grow. Not only does Xbox have a huge backwards compatible library, but it also has a subscription-base Game Pass to add even more playable games. Xbox Game Pass features a mix of old games along with new, ones and with the purchase of companies like ZeniMax, its library will contain some heavy hitters in the next few years. How well the Xbox backwards compatibility feature works is just as important as having it in the first place, and first previews suggest that Xbox Series X really do deliver. In a video from Digital Foundry, backwards compatibility feature of Xbox Series X was put to test against all kinds of previous generation Games. Some of those games include Final Fantasy XV, Rise of Tomb Raider, and Monster Hunter World. As the video shows, players can expect every previous generation game to run twice as well, if not better, on Xbox Series X. Games that are locked at 30 frames per second on Xbox One are able to easily hold locked 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X, even with upgrades in resolution. According to Digital Foundry, it is difficult to tell in most Games how much of a jump in performance there is because of 60 frames per second lock in most Games, and it is likely higher than double performance in many cases. However, in games like Monster Hunter World, Xbox Series X struggles to lock game at 60 frames per second. The frame rate only fall from 60 frames to 50 frames at worst, though. The ability of Xbox Series X to play older games may end up being a bigger deal now than Microsoft expect. The game industry has been hit with lots of delays this year, mostly as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning both next-gen consoles will have lighter than expected launch lineups. This hit Xbox especially hard, with news that Halo Infinite was being delayed into 2021. Overall, this is great news for Xbox Series X and any Xbox fans. The fact that Xbox Series X will not only host previous generation's Games, but also improve them by a huge margin is impressive.

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PS5

One of most surprising battlegrounds of next-gen competition comes in the form of backwards compatibility. Both Xbox Series X and PS5 boast about being able to play a plethora of older games on these shiny new consoles, with Microsoft's consoles offering backwards compatibility for titles spanning four generations. Sony hasn't been too concerned about features since the PS4 launch, but it has assured gamers that PS5 will be able to play the majority of PS4 Games without any hiccups-except for one in particular, and it's huge blow to fans. GamesRadar reports that PT will not be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility, although the decision seems to be largely out of the company's hands, With Konami saying: content will not be available on the PS Store, so users wo be able to re-download content through the backwards compatibility feature to PS5. The much-beloved demo was removed from the PS Store a while ago, and it turns out that Konami doesnt seem to be interested in putting it back any time soon, which means you wo be able to transfer it over to the new console. PT was rolled out as a demo designed to be a playable teaser for the Silent Hill game that never came be, with legendary developer Hideo Kojima leaving Konami shortly afterwards. Demo is all that exists of game, and has led to some very over-price PS4s being sold on the internet by users who manage to download teasers before it was erased from existence. While the lack of PT on PS5 makes sense, it is hard not to feel a twinge of sadness upon having this news confirm. Fans will no doubt have been hoping for a different outcome.

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Transferring saves

Microsoft's Xbox One is getting backward compatibility as part of its big Nov. 12 update, meaning that more than 100 of your Xbox 360 Games will be playable on your shiny new system. Playing your old games will be as simple as popping in disc or re-downloading them from Xbox Live. Fortunately, transferring your saved data is also pretty painless. Since your Xbox One essentially emulates Xbox 360 while playing older games, all you really have to do is move your saves to Xbox 360 Cloud to use them on your new system. Microsoft provides a generous 2GB of online storage for 360 users, which should be enough to store most of your game saves, but you'll need to be a member of Xbox Live Gold to take advantage of the feature. If you never quite managed to beat one of your old games or want to ensure that all of your created characters and levels survive jump to your new console, here's how to copy Xbox 360 data to Xbox One. 1. On the Xbox 360 dashboard, scroll all the way to Settings. 6. Choose a game with data you'd like to copy. You can press the Y button to copy all of your game's data at once, or press to select individual files. For this tutorial, I use Mass Effect, game already working on Xbox One for those in the Preview Program. 9. Select Cloud save Games. Your files will now begin uploading to the Cloud. 10. Fire up your Xbox 360 game on Xbox One. Your Cloud saves will be downloaded at the start screen. 11. You're now playing your Old Games on Xbox One, saving games and all! When playing your Old Games, you can take advantage of Xbox One-specific features, such as screenshots, GameDVR and Twitch streaming. But seriously, play some Mass Effect, will you?

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Revisiting PlayStation's past?

Ease of use Backwards Compatibility isn't as simple as just popping a disc from your old console into your PS4 or Xbox One. That's how it used to be, but thanks to lack of planning and foresight on the part of Sony and Microsoft, modern day Backwards Compatibility can be a lot more painful. Way Backwards Compatibility works on PS4 means you'll be buying and downloading games you own all over again. If you have a vast collection of PS2 Games on disc, you'll have to play them on an old PS2 or Backwards compatible PS3. The fact that popular titles like Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Twisted Metal Black weigh in at 2. 7GB and 1. 5GB respectively don't make it any easier. Worst of all, even if you own digitally purchased PS2 Games for PS3, these will not carry forward to the PS4. Meanwhile, Xbox One's solution is a tad more consumer friendly. If, like US, you amass sizeable collection of Xbox 360 Games last Generation then you're in luck. You can use your discs-regardless of region-on Xbox One. Don't be under the impression you can play them instantly though. Xbox 360 Game discs simply act as proof that you own game, and putting the disc into Xbox One will allow you to then download the digital version of the game; with most Xbox 360 Games around 8GB to 15GB, you'll be waiting for a while before you can actually play game. In terms of ease of use, both PS4 and Xbox One will leave you stick with painfully large downloads. But at least with Xbox, your old games are still available to you without further purchases. The price and selection of PS2 Games for PS4 range from Rs. 832 to Rs. 1 248, which means they're more expensive than what you'd usually pay for them on disc. Most of the games that you would want to play, like Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, are priced at Rs. 1 248. That's almost double what Games cost at offline retail. KEEP in mind that not every PS2 Game is, or will be, available digitally either and things start to look bleak. Right now, Backwards Compatibility is limited to a small, selected list. However, Sony would possibly allow PS1 Games in the future. PS3 Games have been ruled out by TIME and TIME again, with officials having to refute the notion on more than one occasion. This is because the PS3's hardware is vastly different from the PS4's, making it nigh impossible. What this means is that you're restricted to eight PS2 Games to choose from at moment. There's promise of more to come, but price and selection at this point make it damp squib. On Microsoft side of things, you'll have to pay Rs. 999 to experience Games like Mass Effect and Gears of War 3 all over again.

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Maximizing your Xbox library

Microsoft also has a subscription service, 10 month Xbox Game Pass, that'll get you access to a rotating library of older games. New Xbox exclusives also launch on the service, so you'll get Halo Infinite and other upcoming games day they become available. 15 Game Pass Ultimate option will also get you access to Microsoft's xCloud streaming service from Sept. 15. Unlike the PS5, you'll have plenty of controller options no matter what generation of games you're playing-Series X and Series S controllers are compatible with Xbox One games, Xbox One console itself and PCs. You can also use your Xbox One controllers on your Series X and Series S.

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Some Games See Big Improvements

Xbox One backward compatibility has become one of the greatest successes of this generation. Following the surprise announcement three years ago, program's library continued to expand, now spanning three generations of hardware. And with Xbox One X, many of these games are being upgraded for the future in full 4K glory. A big update lies ahead for the program, with news on Original Xbox backward compatibility on track for this month's Inside Xbox showcase. Reflecting Xbox's past, here's what we hope for from backward compatibility's future. While Microsoft has made strides in helping backward compatibility feel native to Xbox One, many of the platform's flagship features are still separate. As a natural progression of the program, tying titles even tighter into the current Xbox ecosystem would be a welcome evolution. While Xbox Achievements make their debut with Xbox 360, bringing support for Original Xbox era titles would provide strong incentives for players to return. And with Achievements set to play an even larger role in rumor career system, this would even further bind these titles into Xbox One. Understandably, logistics of implementing achievements into original Xbox games aren't simple. Backward compatibility doesn't touch code, so Microsoft would need to find a way of reliably implementing this into existing games. That's not accounting for creation of Achievement prerequisites either, resulting in considerable volume of work for goodwill. Regardless, such an effort would go a long way in the hearts of nostalgic Achievement hunters. Although online integration has become the norm for new titles, last game's gaming landscape was little different. Xbox Live launched as one of the first console gaming networks, delivering a revolutionary new way to play with others. Original Xbox games were eventually cut off from Xbox Live in 2010, yet reviving their services would be a major step towards complete backward compatibility. Giving second life to Xbox Live is a frequent fan request, though rebooting it isn't just flicking switch. As previously discussed by former Operations Manager for Xbox Live, Eric Neustadter, significant resources would be required to put it back online. Ultimately, Original Xbox Live doesn't hold up to today's standards. Software and services from era are neither scalable or secure for the current gaming landscape, with stability also lacking in comparison to modern networks. It's not impossible, but heavy reworking of the network's backbone would be require. Late last year, Hyperkin announced its plans to produce a replica of the original Xbox Duke controller design for Xbox One and Windows 10. Back by the controller's original creator, Seamus Blackley, project aims to deliver faithful and functional recreation of icon. Despite being handled by a third-party accessories manufacturer, Microsoft has been keen to support Duke's return. Microsoft has established Xbox accessories as a major pillar of its gaming hardware, with official controller variants, headsets, and more design in-house. And as proven by Sony's 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 range and Nintendo's NES Classic Mini consoles, nostalgia sell-really well.


Gears of War 3

Original Gears of War stands as one of the first showcases for Microsoft's last generation platform. Release in 2006, it was Epic's first Unreal Engine 3 power title-experience which reached new heights in real-time rendering. Having been re-release as Gears of War Ultimate Edition for Xbox One recently, it's fascinating to return to the original release and get a feel for what has change. In this case, Gears managed to turn in a decent performance on the Xbox One, comparable to the original release running on native Xbox 360 hardware. In fact, many sections manage to run smoother on Xbox One in comparison, while textures load much faster. Similar to other titles we've tested here, it's great example of how extra GPU power and smoother IO translate into tangible advantages for Xbox One. As you'd expect though, performance issues only tend to crop up in combat sequences and performance hit is less severe than what we encountered in Gears of War 3. Yet, on Xbox 360, many of these same sequences suffer from noticeable screen tearing and slowdown. In that sense, Gears of War actually feels better overall on Xbox One.

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