The backward compatibility of the Xbox One, as Microsoft revealed at the launch of Xbox One X, be extended during the year on games of the first Xbox. In the future, this emulation will come to the PC: The Group affirmed such a port as a possibility explicitly.
The head of the Xbox division, Phil Spencer, was of PC Gamer asked whether the new level of emulation could find their way to the PC. The answer: ” Yes .” He wanted that ” people are able to play games ,” explained Spencer. However, the Eumlation was difficult, especially when needed to be emulated with an x86 architecture as the Xbox 360 a PowerPC chip. Solid hardware specifications of a console would the problem again, ” a little bit easier make.”
To bring the developed overlooking fixed specifications emulator on the PC, requires ” a lot of work .” Is easier to emulate the original Xbox, because the console lies an x86 processor based. In the area they had ” work to do ” but Spencer believe that an emulator belong to the future of the Group. Here the Xbox chief also referred to the current strategy of advancing with the UWP format developing games and applications for multiple systems and abolish the traditional distinction between platforms.
Also, the game will pass to the PC
A chance for the jump to the PC also has the Spieleabo launched until early in the month Game Pass. The platform change is at least on the agenda: ” I want to bring the Game Pass definitely on the PC ,” Spencer told the magazine. The business model is good for authors and if a business model is good for creators, players would normally be able to source good content.
but currently is lacking even in games on the PC, which has made the marketing team for resistance. For Windows 10, Microsoft has not yet large collection of titles that can be made available through a subscription. He therefore are pressing to get enough content on the PC to start the subscription on the PC and be able to expand in terms of a long-term strategy. From this perspective, both the announcement of a Windows 10-exclusive remastered version of Age of Empires and the port of the Xbox emulators makes sense.