Xbox team takes shot at PS4 over backwards-compatibility

By Patrick Garratt
13 November 2015 11:02 GMT

Shots fired. Again.


Just in case you thought Sony and Microsoft got along just fine these days, the Xbox team has released a video showing how easy it is to play backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. While admittedly educational, the footage is an obvious snipe at PS4 videos mocking Xbox One DRM from E3 in 2013.

Here’s the full video.

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Here’s the original PS4 video, showing Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida and VP of publisher & developer relations Adam Boyes joking about sharing games at Microsoft’s expense. It was released over E3 2013, where Microsoft faced savage reproach over its intention to launch Xbox One with an always-on internet requirement. The video’s been viewed more than 15 million times.

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Microsoft went live with Xbox One backwards compatibility yesterday, allowing an initial list of 104 Xbox 360 games to be played on the newer console.

You don’t have to pay to re-play any of your old games, but can download anything you owned previously at no charge.

Sony has already stated categorically that PS3 games will never be backwards-compatible on PS4.

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