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Xbox One RevealThe Verge have been able to grab word from Microsoft Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten that the Xbox One will have no backwards compatibility.

The news gets worst as it seems this doesn’t just apply to Xbox 360 discs but also Xbox Live Arcade titles. Games will need to be ported across to the Xbox One which means that a lot of popular indie titles are going to suffer. This is due to the hardware choice that Microsoft have gone with for the Xbox One.

“This isn’t about getting rid of the Xbox 360, perhaps the lack of backwards compatibility will be good for business there.” Marc Whitten

The article goes on to report that Microsoft will continue to sell the Xbox 360 along side the Xbox One, with no plans to create any sort of backwards compatibility service.

[Source: The Verge]

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