According to Ubisoft, the ability for Xbox One owners to play Xbox 360’s catalogue of games is “very good news.”
Ubisoft is one of the early publishers to comment positively on Microsoft’s decision to allow backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. Speaking to investors following the most recent financial report, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemo described the move as “very good news” for gamers.
“It’s good news for gamers that Microsoft was able to work on the compatibility aspect. They expect to come with 100 titles quite quickly, so that’s really good news.”
Guillemo expects games in their back catalogue to generate short-term revenue, and even more revenue when the feature goes live for everyone later this year.
“It will help some of the brands, like Splinter Cell for us, to come to Xbox One, which is great,” he elaborated.
Despite the publisher’s enthusiasm towards the new feature, software sales on Xbox One looked surprisingly bleak. Ubisoft has already taken advantage of the move, offering older games as pre-order bonuses for new ones.
The backwards compatibility feature is currently available only to members of Xbox One’s Preview Program.