This means that the library of games gamers have built and spent money on over the years suddenly becomes redundant, but Microsoft is hoping to remedy that. Speaking to GameSpot, Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed that the company’s next-gen Xbox will be backwards compatible on day one itself.
According to Spencer, “We wanted to make sure we had that, day one, we could deliver on the compatibility promise, and so I’ve been playing quite a few [Xbox 360] games on my [Xbox Series X] and Xbox One games on the [Xbox Series X] and that’s just to ensure that we can be there day one.”
Xbox partner director of program management Jason Ronald adds, “We want those games to be able to come forward with you but we also want your services to come with you. We want your gaming legacy to come with you, whether that’s your Gamerscore, whether that’s your friends list, all your Achievements, your game saves, all of that should come forward so there are no barriers for you as you think about moving forward.”