Originally Posted by : MicrosoftWhat a bunch of panzis. No one cares about backwards compatability? EF you peter moore. You know sony might do the same thing with ps3. They are also using software to emulate rather then hardware (like ps2 for psx).
...under promised and over delivered...
Originally Posted by : Jeff GreesonIf this is true, it looks like i won't be getting MKA... since i no longer own the Original Xbox.
It appears that <b>Microsoft</b> is no longer focusing on backward compatibility with the <b>Xbox 360</b> and it might well mean that <a href="http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_armageddon/">Mortal Kombat: Armageddon</a> has practically no shot at being playable on the <b>Xbox 360</b>.
Originally Posted by : Jeff GreesonI love how he thinks <i>for</i> us. If a VP says it, it must be true. I guess I'm not concerned with backwards compatibility.
Corporate VP of Microsoft's gaming interests, mentioned that "nobody is concerned anymore about backwards compatibility" in an <a href="http://games.kikizo.com/news/200605/155_p2.asp">interview</a>...
Originally Posted by : HydroTrue, but they will have to make them compatible just like what Microsoft did. They won't all be playable on the PS3.
At least they will have PS1 and PS2 games still working on a PS3 for sure
Originally Posted by : Umon DaisukeThat's mostly right. Ps2 banked off the hardware for backwards compatibility. The PS3 will NOT be doing the same thing though. I don't know where you got that from. PS3 is going to handle backwards compatibility the same way the 360 is doing, with software.
If you look back, how many PS1 titles had problems running on the PS2? Very few, and it was out of the box with no need of driver upgrades (and no HDD required, even though the system includes one). The emulation was solid because it used a combination of both hardware and software (the PS1's CPU was the old model PS2's I/O controller). It's the same case with the PS3, so there will be few hitches.
Originally Posted by : Umon DaisukeI make it a habit never to buy the first series of any gaming console. No matter how technologically advanced they may be, I hold off for the second or even third series. For two reasons, they are cheaper by then and also the bugs if any have been fully screened out of the hardware.
CT, that's true for the most of us (still haven't decided whether to get the PS3 at launch or later myself).
Originally Posted by : Umon DaisukeNever have, never will. But it's nice to have that option available, dude. As an example, I have a rather extensive collection of old games, including PSX. Yet only once have I actually played a PSX game in my PS2. I like to use the system that the game was developed for. Call me crazy, but that's how I am. Of course emulation is a different story altogether, lol.
But, I bet you'd be glad you pop in the game 2 years from now on a next gen console.
Originally Posted by : Umon DaisukeNow that would be grand, but only if the emulator is spoton. Not some half-assed bodgy setup, if you know what I mean. I use Emulators a fair bit, so we shall see, dude.
I reckon the pressure from MK fans will be great enough on MS to provide an emulator for MKA at the very least.