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Xbox One Will Not Support 360 XBLA

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The recently announced Xbox One will not allow gamers to play Xbox Live Arcade games that were purchased on their Xbox 360. Phil Spencer, VP of Microsoft Game Studios, confirmed this stating:

“Those games will continue to run on your Xbox 360 for as long as your Xbox 360 runs, the box is not backward compatible and we think for somebody who invests in a large digital library that you want to keep your [Xbox 360].”

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He went on to state that with the release of the Xbox One support for the Xbox 360 will continue into the foreseeable future. Both consoles are meant to co-exist with each other and will have the ability to be signed in at the same time.

“You don’t have a separate identity on Xbox One or [Xbox 360]; it’s the same, you are you. My friend’s network is the same on both boxes, my achievements are the same. So we think that service component is an important component to keep constant across both devices.”

Microsoft is said to be preparing a ‘huge’ reveal for its current gen Xbox 360 at E3, along with more info on its next gen Xbox One.

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Isaiah’s short attention span can only be remedied by one thing. Video games. Since he got his first SNES console he has never lived without some type of gaming system in his home. He also knew that gaming was going to have a major influence on his life when he played his first Madden game (Madden 2001) on Playstation. Ever since then competitive gaming was his calling and now he will not buy a game that doesn’t have some multiplayer element (except the Final Fantasy series).

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