XBox One Backwards Compatibility and Xbox One X Enhancements for X360 and OG (XO XOX BC)

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  1. BRiT

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    Plenty of Command & Conquer games hitting backwards compatibility -- Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, Command and Conquer 3 Kane’s Wrath, Command and Conquer Red Alert 3, and Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander’s Challenge.

     
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    That's uh... a weird selection.
     
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    MS does the work to make titles backwards compatible. EA sells digital games and has a digital subscription service on Xbox One. There are BC games included in that subscription (Mirror's Edge, Dead Space, Black, Dragon Age 2, and probably more). So EA gets MS to add those games to BC, and then they can sell them and offer them as part of EA Access without having to to any of the work.
     
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    There, that's the EA we all know and... know.
     
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    Orcs must Die and King of Fighters XIII added.

     
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    Lost Planet, Lost Planet 2, Lost Planet 3, and Lost Planet Colonies hitting BC. I'm curious why it took so long on this series.

     
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    It has taken much longer on the most wanted games. And most of us are losing hope that they will ever see the light of day. No one from MS will actually address this issue. So a like or retweet to keep this alive would be appreciated.
     
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    It's not up to just MS if games are added to BC.
     
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    Unfortunately that's correct, its more down to trying to track down ownership of rights and getting them extended for the game. Its worse if there's music in the game, as those contracts need to be extended too.

    Maybe if next generation has a beefy enough cpu, they can do the 1 Time initial install step on each individual console where it does the dynamic recompilation and repackaging so downloading of the gane isn't required. So bypassing the redistribution that requires obtaining rights. They would only have to send down general per-game settings for the process. I wonder how long that would take to do the recompilation and rebuilding on a Zen 8core cpu.

    They could still have the studio supported enhanced BC Games where textures and artwork and audio are substantially improved too, but the client side work is a fallback for those games with impossible to obtain rights for redistribution.
     
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