What you need to know
- The Xbox Twitter account recently discussed classic games and gaming icons.
- The Xbox team says that it's "more important than ever" to preserve games.
- Microsoft recently announced backward compatible games for Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Microsoft has shown a commitment to classic gaming for years. With backward compatibility spanning across multiple Xbox generations, people can play new and classic games side-by-side on the Xbox platform. The official Xbox Twitter handle recently discussed the importance of preserving gaming icons and classic games for "new and old players alike."
The tweet from Xbox is polite and doesn't call anyone out specifically, but its timing is quite convenient. While Microsoft recently announced backward compatible games for Xbox Cloud Gaming, Sony announced the end of the PlayStation 3 store and Nintendo killed off Mario, or at least the availability of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
The Xbox team's words about preserving classics aren't lip service. Xbox FPS Boost makes several older titles able to run at higher framerates on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Many of the best backward compatible games bring iconic titles to modern hardware.
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