Project Scorpio will be Backwards Compatible

I guess it was kind of a given, but it’s always nice to have confirmation. Project Scorpio will definitely be a part of the backwards compatibility program started on the original Xbox One.

Confirming the news on Twitter in response to a question about the subject, Mike Ybarra, Director of Project Management for Xbox made it very clear:

Backwards compatibility was a major boon for Microsoft, receiving massive praise from fans and critics alike for their pledge to bring as many Xbox 360 games to be functional with the Xbox One. With over 270 games now backwards compatible it would be very daft to turn their back on all that hard work that both Microsoft and the games developers have put in.

You can check out the full backwards compatibility list on Major Nelson’s blog.

Project Scorpio is scheduled for release Holiday 2017.

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