Why Backwards Compatibility Is So Important, According to Phil Spencer


Microsoft's Phil Spencer is always good for at least one quote a week, and this week he chose to dote on the importance of backwards compatibility in a new interview with Wired. Check out why Spencer thinks backwards compatibility is so important, and continue on below:

"I see games as an art form. Console games can get lost when hardware generations go away. It can become more challenging to play the games of our past. There's something to be learned from experiencing what I played as a kid. There's good business there for the content owners, but as players, it's nice to be able to understand how our art form has progressed."

Few people would dispute that. Keeping games available from past console generations only helps your console have more titles, but also continues to serve past fans who want to relive the games of yesteryear. Fortunately, it seems like all the console companies feel the same way. Do you play any old games on current gen consoles?

Source: Wired