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Xbox One In Future May Offer Backwards Compatibility
Microsoft senior director, Albert Penello, told Gamespot in a recent interview that Microsoft could in the future offer backwards compatibility for the Xbox One using Mircosoft’s Azure Cloud architecture. Albert explained more in detail about using cloud technology: “But there are so many things that the servers can do. Using our Azure cloud servers, sometimes it’s things like voice processing. It could be more complicated things like rendering full games like a Gaikai and delivering it to the box.”
So there you have it, potentially down the road if need be, the Xbox One could see backwards compatibility and run Xbox 360 games using a cloud like service, much like what Sony has plans on with its recently acquired cloud provider, Gaikai. And who knows, perhaps titles that never even made the transition off the original Xbox be ported over via some XBLA cloud player.