Xbox plans to tackle game preservation

Xbox is gonna try to back compat the whole industry!

MajorLinux - Editor-in-chief

As someone who was denied gaming as a child, I don’t have much of an affinity towards older games. I always thought about games in the moment because it was so fleeting for me. It’s only recently that I have thought about old games. I still don’t want to play them, but I recognize that in order to get where we are now, we must reflect on the past. Not many publishers believe that, though. Xbox is looking to change that.

Earlier this week, Windows Central had reported that Xbox President Sarah Bond announced a new game preservation group.

We have formed a new team dedicated to game preservation, important to all of us at Xbox and the industry itself. We are building on our strong history of delivering backwards compatibility to our players, and we remain committed to bringing forward the amazing library of Xbox games for future generations of players to enjoy.”

Xbox President Sarah Bond

Microsoft confirmed the news with Bond also posting to Twitter.

While there is no information as to what we can expect from this news, I’m going to speculate. With Xbox now firmly holding on to a bunch of studios with deep catalogs, I think they may make an effort to try and get as many of those games working on at least the PC and possibly Xbox. Microsoft has made good on game preservation somewhat with its backwards compatibility team. With the Xbox Series X|S, you can now play almost 4 generations worth of Xbox titles.

I wouldn’t hold my breath just yet to find out what Auntie Sarah is cooking, but hopefully it’ll be something meaningful.

Source: GameSpot

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Marcus Summers is a Linux system administrator by trade. He has been working with Linux for nearly 15 years and has become a fan of open source ideals. He self identifies as a socialist and believes that the world's information should be free for all.
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