Marc-Andre Yutras believes that the new consoles will support all current games.
Backward compatibility was an important issue in the current generation of consoles, and although Sony did not pay much attention to this feature, Microsoft was very successful in its program, which allows you to run a selection of Xbox 360 and Xbox titles in the current Xbox One.
Because of this, in the past, we have already talked about enabling backward compatibility in next-generation consoles, and now we have a developer who has given more power to this capability.
This is Marc-Andre Yutras, who worked for companies like Activision and Ubisoft, and is currently participating in Cradle Games, creating a name called Hellpoint, and in an interview with GamingBolt (through ComicBook) spoke about the possibilities of incorporating backward compatibility in new systems.
Yutras said he believes backward compatibility will be a key feature on the PlayStation 5 and the next Xbox, noting that consoles can run the entire game catalog from the start, and the names should not be approved one by one, as is currently happening with Xbox One.
I think the PlayStation will be retro-compatible. Did the Xbox 360 have a retro-compatible list with the Xbox Original? Should they have claimed headline by heading? I think it was strange, and I hope that it is not. They preferred to have an emulator that runs all the games, perhaps with some errors and crashes, instead of having 50 games in my library and being able to play only four of them, because others have not yet been approved.
I do not like the fact that the Switch does not have backward compatibility, but when they launched the Wii U, I had all the games for the Wii. It must be a way to do it.
Suppose you are launching a new console, your user base is zero at this time, and the number of games for this console is also zero. So you need developers to create games, and you need people who buy a console. So, there is a problem with chicken and egg. Will the developers jump into the car and make games that will make people buy the console, or will people buy the console, which will make the developers want to make more games?
What I want from the PlayStation 5 is that Sony makes some amazing exclusives. I mean, I bought my PS4 because the Bloodborne was on the console. And I think that Microsoft has not coped with this task, but if you look at how many Microsoft developers have bought over the past year, I think they finally found that they need exclusives, if they want to sell the console, and they must be good. In any case, I hope that the next generation of consoles have great exclusives, and that Sony and Microsoft understand that if they run a console that can play all the old games, they will have more chances to add a user base with They can play your huge catalog of games. If I have 100 games on the Xbox 360 and 100 games on the Xbox One, and the new Xbox comes out, which can play all of my games, I will probably buy a new Xbox on any other console.
In short, this is certainly a feature that many expect in new consoles, which according to reports could be announced in this 2019 year.
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