Among other discussions, Xbox head Phil Spencer said during a recent interview that he'd like to be able to play Xbox 360 games on PC.
Since Microsoft's stellar engineers made Xbox One backwards compatibility a reality, many of us have been wondering what other surprises could the Xbox team have up their collective sleeves. After all, Phil Spencer himself conceded during the reveal that they weren't sure it was possible to make Xbox 360 games run on Xbox One.
Given the prowess of Xbox's platform engineers, it seems realistic that the X360 emulator could run on PCs as well. Phil Spencer seems to agree, stating that its development is a simple case of priorities.
Gizmodo Brazil asked about the possibility of seeing original Xbox games on the Xbox One. During his response, Phil Spencer said that he'd not only like to see original Xbox games on Xbox One but also Xbox 360 games on PC (via Microsoft Translate):
Phil Spencer also teased the backwards compatibility line-up, slated for a reveal this November when the New Xbox One Experience goes public.
Gizmodo Brazil also asked about the possibility of a Xbox hand-held, akin to the Nintendo DS. Phil Spencer reiterated previous statements that their interest lies in mobile devices that people already own, citing Minecraft Pocket Edition in the process:
Phil Spencer stated in the past that Xbox One game streaming to Windows 10 Mobile is on the cards. Continuum also opens up some cool possibilities for portable play. For example, Minecraft Windows 10 Edition switches between controller, keyboard, mouse and touch inputs in an instant, and seems like a good fit for Continuum gaming on an external monitor.
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