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Could be outdated or repost, in this case delete the thread please, just saw it searched and couldnt find anything about it, so decided to share the news of 8th of Feb, 2013:

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A leading video game magazine is reporting that Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 720 gaming console is not going to be compatible with your current Xbox games.

Not only will the Xbox 720 outdate your older games from the Xbox 360 console, but an Internet connection will be required to play the forthcoming console as well.

Edge reported, citing sources familiar with the next generation console, as saying that the Xbox 720 will feature 50-gigabyte-capacity Blu-ray discs games, despite its commitment to online functionality. These discs will be shipping with activation codes, making them harder to share among friends, similar to computer software discs.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112780208/xbox-720-rumors-over-older-games-and-siri-style-control-020813/
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ow my foot!!!!!!!!...freaking hair trigger.
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I don't believe this for a second. You honestly think they would do that and get everyone mad at them?
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If it has an x86 processor, of course it won't allow backwards compatibility.

The new console would have to emulate the 360 with software, and there is abso-freakin-lutely no way the console will be powerful enough to do that.

As for the rest, meh, we all knew they would do it.
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About supporting old games.. I believe its pretty much the same reason with sony; hardware. It would be good though, having a console for x360 and new games. So the console you will buy will cover games of last 6 years and next 5 6 years would be pretty awesome. With current ps4 and this 'rumor' i dont see a point to buy next xbox, except exclusives which are two again in my opinion, gears of war and halo.
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I think this needs to be in the rumors section..
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Originally Posted by dudenell View Post

I think this needs to be in the rumors section..

Yes and deleted.

Just another rehash of the same rumors spreading around causing havoc.

I will not believe this junk until Microsoft / Sony states it themselves.

Otherwise, these ideas are just paranoia inducing for the sake of being "edgy" and getting people to read their articles.
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x86? Umm anyone thinking of easy porting to PC?
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Originally Posted by DrBrogbo View Post

If it has an x86 processor, of course it won't allow backwards compatibility.

The new console would have to emulate the 360 with software, and there is abso-freakin-lutely no way the console will be powerful enough to do that.

As for the rest, meh, we all knew they would do it.

+1

This is absolutely true.

If its an X86 processor, there is no way there will be backwards compatibility. The PS4 already confirmed there will be no backward compatibility, but that older ps3 games might be available from the psn store in the future. If this is the case, the next xbox (also on X86) will not be backward compatible.
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Originally Posted by kennyparker1337 View Post

Yes and deleted.

Just another rehash of the same rumors spreading around causing havoc.

I will not believe this junk until Microsoft / Sony states it themselves.

Otherwise, these ideas are just paranoia inducing for the sake of being "edgy" and getting people to read their articles.

This please.
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