Xbox Series X and Xbox One Will Play the Same Games, for a While


Getting a new console can be a hassle sometimes. On one hand, you may still feel like your current console is still serving you well, but on the other hand, you feel like you are missing out on the new stuff. Xbox One owners in that position may be catching a break with this year’s upcoming console jump. In addition to the Xbox Series X being fully backwards compatible, it will apparently share its same library of new games with the Xbox One. While this news is refreshing, it also has an unsettling aftertaste.

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Remember when Xbox One was coming out? New games around that time were coming out on Xbox 360 and then on Xbox One soon after. Just a couple off the top of my head include Thief and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Apparently this time around, games coming out around the same time as Xbox Series X will be playable on Xbox One. According to an interview between Xbox Games Studios’ Matt Booty and MCV UK, this connection will be extended into the next two years, so your Xbox One still has some life and some work left in it.

As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices. We want to make sure that if someone invests in Xbox between now and [Series X] that they feel that they made a good investment and that we’re committed to them with content,” said Booty. This is cool for players who are feeling pressured by the imminent arrival of the Xbox Series X, so they don’t have to get one on day one. On the development end of things, does this mean that developers have to make their games in a way that limits them so that the Xbox One can keep up? These are questions; questions that need answers, Booty!

Do you think this is generally a good thing for Xbox and its fans? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: MCV UK