Speaking with GameSpot, Senior director Albert Penello spoke about the future of the Xbox One and the the use of the Cloud, when asked whether there’s a possibility it could work similar to Gaikai on the PlayStation 4 offering backwards compatibility he replied, “Yeah, absolutely.”.
He continued with, “That’s one of the things that makes [the cloud] at the same time both totally interesting and hard to describe to people. Because what the cloud can do is sort of hard to pin. When you say to the customer, we want the box to be connected, we want developers to know that the cloud is there. We’re really not trying to make up some phony thing.
“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. We just have to figure out how, over time, how much does that cost to deliver, how good is the experience.”
Whether something will come into place in the future is another story, but at least there’s the option. Microsoft have said recently that support for the Xbox 360 could go for another three years, they’re working on keeping the two devices connected and Microsoft have over 100 new games for the 360 so support and backwards compatibility isn’t really going to become too much of an issue just yet.
What are your thoughts? Are you someone who’s desperate for backwards compatibility, or are you like me and don’t have a concern either way? Leave a comment below!