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Old 06-01-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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Xbox BC not a priority, says Moore.

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http://www.joystiq.com/2006/06/01/xb...ty-says-moore/

In a 180-degree turn from statements made over the past year, it would appear Microsoft is starting to back away from their previous commitment to make "every Xbox game work on the 360." According to Xbox chief Peter Moore, "Nobody is concerned anymore about backwards compatibility. We under promised and over delivered on that."

While Moore acknowledges there are still more Xbox compatibility updates on the way, he went on to say he was "stunned" that his team has been able to make hundreds of Xbox titles compatible with the Xbox 360. At last check, fan favorites Panzer Dragoon Orta, Soul Calibur 2, and the Kingdom Under Fire series were still absent from the official list, but you can still play Drake of the 99 Dragons!

If original Xbox games are to be made available over the Xbox Live service, how many of you would be willing to buy them (again)?
Looks like some of those 360 promises are doing a 180 alright.
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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Moore can suck it.
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The thing is, if no one is actually using the b/c of the console, why keep pursuing it? It would be pretty stupid on their part to keep investing resources into a feature that the Xbox360 customers are rejecting. Realistically, the Xbox catalogue is not full of timeless classics that stand the test of time.

Joystiq comments on whether or not people would re-buy the same games on XBL is pretty off the mark. Everyone who has owned a Nintendo system has re-bought the same games (SNES to GBA SP ports as an example), and the whole concept of a virtual console is to re-sell older gen games for the new systems.
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Sure would suck if you had to buy your backwards compatibility through the Live marketplace.
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"if no one is actually using the b/c of the console, why keep pursuing it? It would be pretty stupid on their part to keep investing resources into a feature that the Xbox360 customers are rejecting."

I use that feature quite a bit and i'm still waiting to use that feature on several of my games. Besides when you see those games in HD it's hard to go back.

Besides, that's BS on no one wanting to use it... sony has managed to have that feature and I know tons of folks that use there PS2 to play PS1 games....

I want my Panzer Orta, Gun Valkyrie and Outrun 2/SP
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:44 PM   #6
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I would use it.

I plan on using the Wii's gamecube compatability alot. I'm usually always up for a game of Ikaruga or Megaman X Collection.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:01 PM   #7
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The thing is though that the 360's b/c is based upon someone having XBL in the first place and that's pretty explicity clear. Therefore, MS can tell pretty easily how many of their customers are actually interested in b/c. Cleary, the number must be pretty small for MS to limit the number of titles that are b/c at this point. Some people may get left out of the loop, but they are interested in supporting what the majority of their customers want. Also, for the non-XBL 360 owners, they clearly bought the system and have chosen are not interested in b/c. It may just be that with the used games for sale, the need for b/c has really stopped as people are unloading their old games to trade up.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:07 PM   #8
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Why do you need to have XBL in order to use B/C? Isn't that kind just screwing consumers?
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:30 PM   #9
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it's pretty obvious that gates no longer cares about the xbox 360 because at first you couldn't keep him out of the media about it. but now he's rarely seen.

but you can tell that gates wants to rid himself of the the thing but just refuses to admit defeat at the hands of sony so i think that's the only thing fueling gates' desire to keep it alive.because if it were any other company i think they would have pulled the plug long ago. and i'm willing to bet if things get worse than what they are then a firing is in order, i think that moore's days are very numbered.
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Yeah, I'm sure Gates trying to distance himself from the public face of the Xbox has nothing to do with seperating the negative image most gamers have of him from the Xbox brand.
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