Xbox Backwards Compatibility Might Not Be Super Popular


After all, you can't sell the latest Gears of War, Gran Turismo, Call of Duty or Destiny to someone without a console to play it on.

New data from Ars Technica found that Xbox 360 titles account for less than 2% of total Xbox One usage time.

Ars Technica's report showed that Xbox One owners largely ignore backward compatible games. What is definitely know is that it will be very Xbox related as that is the hashtag they have been using on social media leading up to the event.

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A new Ars Technica report that grabbed stats from almost a million Xbox Live users showed that, on the Xbox One, only 1.5 percent of these gamers' time is spent revisiting Xbox 360 titles. Microsoft also throws in the game The Crew with each purchase of the Xbox One S bundles.

"When we've dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much".

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Xbox head Phil Spencer noted that older games frequently appear on the daily list of top-played Xbox titles.

The number of backward-compatible games that saw the heaviest playtime also tended to be top-heavy. A large part of Microsoft's E3 2017 presentation will focus on the console.

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If you've been gaming long enough to have a set of legacy titles that you want to be able to go back to, what's your own reasoning for emphasizing that capability? We will keep you updated with it as soon as the session starts at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET.