Phil Spencer wants Xbox 360 games to work on PC

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One of Microsoft's biggest Xbox wins at E3 was the announcement that the company planned to bring backwards compatibility to the Xbox One, allowing people to play the Xbox 360's entire library on their new machines without any fuss. 

Here are all the Gamescom Xbox announcements that probably won't be coming to PC.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants to bring that same feature to PC. He revealed his intentions in an interview with Gizmodo Brazil, saying the following:

“[Xbox games on Xbox One is] something I want to do, but it is a matter of priority. I would love to have the ability to play Xbox 360 on PC at some point too, so we have different things we have to think about when we plan these things. But it would be great to have support for original Xbox games. So yes, I want it, but we have many other things we want to do as well.”

Not only could this mean people who own Xbox 360 games on disc might be able to play their collection on PC in future, but we could even see digital versions of those games available to download at some point.

Think of the exclusives you might have missed: Gears of War 2 and 3, Forza 3 and 4, Halo 3, 4 and Reach, Fable 2 and Lost Odyssey, to name a few. 

Would you be interested in this feature? Which of those exclusives would you like to have a crack at? Perhaps you have a massive Xbox 360 disc collection - let us know in the comments. 

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1N07 Avatar
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1 Year ago

Does this mean specifically MS owned xbox games or any games that are ON xbox? I assume it's the latter.

Because Red Dead Redemption please.

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Belimawr Avatar
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1 Year ago

I wouldn't put it past them making it like PlayStation Now but giving access on the Windows 10 XBOX App.

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QDP2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

For the '360 to One' transition they offered all of xbox's owned games and allowed companies sign up to add there games (or not) to the group (it was made clear companies could change their decision at any time). I would bet that they'll either do the same thing again, or that this grouping they have already made also gives them the right to put the games on PC as well.

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QDP2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

Xbox made a voting forum asking what games people wanted to see brought across to the XbOne. Red Dead is number 2, so it's quite possible that xbox may offer money to get the game onto the list.

https://xbox.uservoice.com/forums/298503-backwards-compatibility

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subedii Avatar
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1 Year ago

Is this something he'd "love" to do, just like he'd "love" to see Halo on PC?

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Belimawr Avatar
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1 Year ago

he'd like to see a lot of things, but I think the MS games division has took quite a hit to the ego when they have come out and even said it is unlikely the X1 will ever catch the PS4.

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coverupdata Avatar
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1 Year ago

I want to play Halo 3 and Skate 3 on my PC, so make it happen already. This move would allow Microsoft to get in on the retro gaming scene in the modern era. Original XBOX and 360 titles could still be making a stir socially because the Windows PC definitely isn't going anywhere. This gives HTPC's more of a practical use and reduces profit loss from reduces profit margins escaping to linux based systems and the like. Think of the gains. No other company has the potential envelop an average family better than Microsoft. Windows 10 has that potential because of it being widely known, available, and accessible. You jump on that kind of idea as a founder with minimal loss. Continue giving Windows additional routes in the future to become a household superpower. Do not border us because you are only bordering yourselves.

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hahnchen Avatar
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1 Year ago

Phil Spencer understands that work on Xenia, an open source Xbox 360 emulator is ongoing, and realises that the only way to own that market is to release their in-house emulator.

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QDP2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

Or send requests for Xenia to be shut down :P

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Mekan1k Avatar
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5 Months ago

Fable 2, for the love of any god! Seriously- I WILL BUY ALL THE DLC'S FOR IT.

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