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Microsoft’s Xbox Next “Durango” to Pack Xbox 360 Chips for Backwards Compatibility – Rumour.

Started by: linuxlowdown | Date 04/19/13 05:16:13 AM
Comments: 12 | Last Comment:  05/11/13 01:15:02 AM

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Backward compability is fine and all... but this solution effectively means that microsoft forces you to buy a second (or third) xbox 360 when buying a 720.

If i want to play Xbox 360 games i can boot up xbox 360 and play them as they were meant to be played .

Oh well... I am one of those deserting to the PlayStation platform anyway so they may do what they want.
2 1 [Posted by: exodeus  | Date: 04/19/13 05:29:47 AM]
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this solution effectively means that microsoft forces you to buy a second (or third) xbox 360 when buying a 720.

Huh? How exactly does it do that, when you can play the 360 games on the 720 (assuming this information is correct)?
1 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 04/19/13 10:19:07 AM]
If you already own an xbox 360, why pay to have another one included inside the 720. If you don't have a 360, then backward compatibility to games that you don't have is not important, and again why pay the extra for a 720 to include backward compatibility you do not require.
0 0 [Posted by: mjv1121  | Date: 04/20/13 12:55:56 AM]
Easy--most people don't want to keep around two consoles if they replace their 360 with a 720. It may be an issue of room, and/or it might be an issue of inputs.
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 04/21/13 07:44:22 PM]
Well, I have a reason:
I don't yet own a console, but I want to play GTA V.
So I will have to buy a XBox or PS.
But when I buy a current-gen console it is obsolete in a second.
So I want to buy a next gen console while still being able to play the current gen GTA V
0 0 [Posted by: Sander Schenk  | Date: 05/11/13 01:15:02 AM]

Honestly, I still don't understand how cloud-based games for consoles like PS3s and 360s can work well. Most people just don't have that level of reliability and latency characteristics for their internet connection. The round trip time from when you press a button on your wireless controller, the processing time on the local console, sending the data on the local (and likely wireless) network, forwarding the data to the cloud over the internet (with no QoS, and likely a shared connection both in-house and for your neighborhood), the cloud input processing, the cloud output processing, compressing the video output for transit, sending the data back through the internet, passing the data through the local network to the console, decompressing the video output, and then rendering the video on-screen (and some panels introduce their own latency)... that just does not seem like it would work well for a game that has anything other than something turn-based or with a relatively slow pace.
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 04/19/13 10:27:11 AM]

As a consumer, I don't mind paying the extra $50 for backward compatibility. $100 is stretching it too far though.

However, this chip will not be needed after the first 3 years of launch. If 60 million units of Xbox will be sold in the next 8 years (like Xbox 360), that is a lot of unnecessary costs for Microsoft and the consumers alike to bear.

It is a tough call.
0 0 [Posted by: gamoniac  | Date: 04/19/13 12:10:17 PM]
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Well, I wish I could still pull out Kung Fu Chaos every now and then, but unfortunately it was never made backwards compatible with the 360. Realistically, they could now have compatibility with both 360 and original Xbox consoles, though!
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 04/21/13 07:46:59 PM]

Personally backwards compatibility is a deal breaker for me and everyone I know on xbox. If its not then we won't buy it either go pc or buy a new xbox when they go on final sale+

We have thousands invested in games and we are not planing to sell them for 2 bucks to game stop !!!Actually I'd rather see second hand games disallowed before losing backwards compatibility because that would only bankrupt companys like Game Stop that only rip off consumers and game developers so they can profit. IMHO they are no better than pawn shops
1 0 [Posted by: PVRone  | Date: 04/19/13 08:04:50 PM]
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If you have invested money in xbox 360 games, then presumably you have a 360. If so, why would you want to pay for another one included inside the new 720?.

Surely backward compatibility is only important if you don't already have a 360 and don't already have 360 games, but you want to buy a 720 and then play older (i.e. 360) games on it.
0 0 [Posted by: mjv1121  | Date: 04/20/13 01:00:31 AM]


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