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Microsoft Confirms “Backwards Compatible Games Run Natively On Xbox Series X”

Microsoft has given more details about Xbox Series X, its next-gen console. According to the Redmond giant, the system will not lack games at launch, as its studios are working on various projects. In addition, the console will rescue the legacy of past generations thanks to backward compatibility, a function that Microsoft focused on in its publication today.

Through a post on Xbox Wire, it was detailed how the attractive technology of backward compatibility will work and the improvements it will offer for games of past generations. In the same way, it was reaffirmed that Xbox Series X will allow its users to keep their progress, achievements, friends, communities, as well as use the accessories and peripherals that they already have in their collection with the new console.

The goal of Microsoft with backward compatibility is for gamers to enjoy their 4-generation games on Xbox Series X. This feature became a hit on Xbox One thanks to the work of various creatives, partners, and developers. Accordingly, all of them will collaborate again so that backward compatibility is a reality on Xbox Series X. Microsoft stated that this represents a great challenge, especially due to the system architectures.

It is worth mentioning that Xbox Series X will take advantage of backwards compatibility thanks to its innovation in the design of its custom processor and operating system. Microsoft revealed that after 100,000 hours of testing, thousands of games are now playable on Xbox Series X. The best is that backward compatible games can be enjoyed with multiple enhancements to the new console. All of them will run natively on Xbox Series X, so they will be able to take advantage of their CPU, GPU, and SSD.

“No boost mode, no downclocking, the full power of the Xbox Series X for each and every backward compatible game. This means that all titles run at the peak performance that they were originally designed,” the company declared.

Xbox Series X will be available at the year-end 2020.