Today, Microsoft finally unveiled many of the Xbox Series X specifications, but the company also detailed something that could be equally important: how the Xbox Series X handles backward compatibility. According to Microsoft, The Xbox Series X will support “four generations” of Xbox games.
“Our commitment to compatibility means that existing Xbox One games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, are better than ever in screen and play,” Xbox head Phil Spencer wrote in a blog post. Your favorite games, including those in Xbox Game Pass, get a stable frame rate, faster load times, and improved resolution and visual fidelity, all without developers. “
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has revealed that its huge open world RPG will be such a cross-generational release. CD Projekt Red says players should never be forced to buy the same game twice or pay for upgrades. The Xbox Series X also has a new feature called Smart Delivery, which can essentially turn Xbox games into universal apps if developers and publishers choose to use it.
Microsoft’s technology allows players to purchase the right version of the game, whether the console is Xbox One or Xbox Series X. Microsoft has pledged to support “smart delivery” in all exclusive Xbox Game Studios games, including Halo Infinite, to ensure that players can run the best available version on their Xbox consoles with just one game purchase. This technology is available to all developers and publishers.