Microsoft Makes Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible, Sort Of, For $100
from the um-almost dept
One question hanging over the impending launch of the new Xbox 360 video-game console was whether or not it would be compatible with games from the previous Xbox model. Microsoft's released a list of more than 200 old games that will run on the new machine -- as long as users buy the optional hard drive and download an emulator. While some game companies would love to try to force copies of games to be locked to one console, moves like this to make the machines less useful could have a significant impact on their sales. Sony's PlayStation 2 broke the mold by being compatible with games from its previous system; gamers these days see that backwards compatibility as a requirement, not a bonus feature.