Microsoft, so far, has had quite the successful E3. This is in no small part due to the cornerstone announcement of impending backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360.
Once a relatively ubiquitous feature (especially among Nintendo machines), backwards compatibility took something of a hit with the introduction of the Xbox 360 and eventually the revised PS3. A combination of engineering difficulties and marketing concerns pushed the feature away, and living without became a painful reality for many.
Now however, the focus is being placed squarely on the average gamer, Microsoft wants the public to take the reins, much as with Windows 10 (though to a less acute degree). As such, it has created a dedicated forum for feedback regarding backwards compatibility, as seen on the Xbox Forums.
Of course, there are a number of difficulties inherent in this approach. The first is with the backwards compatibility itself, some games are easier to convert than others, which will impede the release time. The second is more theoretical, but no less important. As with the development of Windows 10, the relentless focus on what’s popular may lead to a number of worthy titles being passed over, a risk well showcased by the current user top ten list, on which five Call of Duty games are represented.
“1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
2. Red Dead Redemption
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare II
5. Halo: Reach
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops
7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
8. Gears of War 3
9. Fallout 3
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare III”
Users who wish to vote for their favorite game to make the list can do so at the Xbox Forums, good luck!
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