Microsoft: "Keep your 360 if you want to play XBLA games"


Microsoft Game Studios Vice President Phil Spencer advised gamers to keep hold of their Xbox 360s if they want to play Xbox Live Arcade games.

Spencer suggested that Microsoft intends for the Xbox 360 to co-exist with its new console, as apposed to replacing it (which is generally what a next generation console would do) and he also reasoned that accessing Xbox Live accounts on both system was intended to facilitate maintaining both consoles, and not just one or the other.

Those games will continue to run on your Xbox 360 for as long as your Xbox 360 runs. The box is not backward compatible and we think for somebody who invests in a large digital library that you want to keep your Xbox 360. You don’t have a separate identity on Xbox One or Xbox 360; it’s the same, you are you. My friend’s network is the same on both boxes, my achievements are the same. So we think that service component is an important component to keep constant across both devices!
— Phil Spencer

I find it harder and harder to defend the new Xbox One. Every time some of my friends talk negative about the Xbox One, I can usually find something positive to fire back. However, these days it seems like all the features that anybody would like about the Xbox One are actually being taken away. The worst part is that Microsoft are defending it and looking at it like it is the best console ever, instead of listening to the feedback of the public and turning the machine in to the next generation console we all want, as apposed to the next generation console they think we need. 

Look out for the reveal of the new games and apps for the Xbox One at E3, alongside a few more announcements regarding the Xbox 360. Let us know your thoughts below!