The new Xbox Scarlett platform shall be totally ahead suitable, which means it won’t solely play present Xbox One video games, however it should additionally assist the equipment like controllers and different peripherals you could already personal. Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed this through the Inside Xbox stream at E3 2019 on June 10.
“As gaming goes from all physical to a combination physical and digital I think us respecting the purchases people have made, at no charge, allowing them to be able to continue to play their games” is essential, Spencer mentioned.
When Microsoft began designing the Xbox Scarlett platform, Microsoft wished to make sure it was suitable throughout “all” generations of Xbox. Spencer mentioned a number of occasions that he wished to verify gamers felt “respected” with regard to their purchases.
Spencer mentioned the Xbox One is the “most compatible console” he is ever owned. The Xbox One performs Xbox 360 and OG Xbox video games by backwards compatibility both on disc or digitally.
In a follow-up phase on the Inside Xbox stream, Microsoft mentioned it goals to have “every single” Xbox One sport playable on Xbox Scarlett.
For its half, Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 can also be deliberate to be suitable with PlayStation four titles and equipment.
Xbox Scarlett is Microsoft’s “console plan” for 2020, executive Matt Booty told Eurogamer. It’s rumored that there shall be two next-generation consoles. The one Microsoft talked about throughout its E3 press convention is reportedly the high-end system, codenamed Anaconda, with a lower-spec mannequin, Lockhart, additionally coming at a cheaper price level. This is all hypothesis at this level, however maintain checking again with GameSpot for the newest.