Chances of OG Xbox emulation along with the Xbox Game Pass to PC in future:
Microsoft Xbox chief Phil Spencer is thinking about Xbox emulation to make its way to the PC in the future. ‘The topic regarding support for Xbox backwards compatibility on the Xbox One’. This was the main announcement in E3 press Conference 2017.
Spencer seemed to be excited in the E3 press conference and at the time making gamers excited to know more. So, what is actually going in his mind?
He said “I want people to be able to play games!” he said. “[Emulation] is hard. [Xbox] 360 specifically is a PowerPC chip, emulated to x86, which is difficult. It’s a little bit easier when you have a fixed spec, when you think about Xbox, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. And you think of the variable specs of the PC space, so you’re taking a fixed-spec PowerPC emulator and then moving it over to run on PC, so there’s a lot of work there.
“The original OG Xbox, is a little bit easier, because that was an x86 chip it was running on. Obviously when we think about UWP and the ability for games to run across console and PC, we’re getting closer. I want developers to be able to build portable applications, which is why we’ve been focusing on UWP for games and even apps that want to run on multiple devices.
“So I think we’ve got work to go do there, but I think it’s in our future.”
People asked him about the XBox Game Pass. A $10 monthly subscription that grants access to a library of Xbox One and 360 games. Also whether the game pass can be seen on Pc or not? Phil Spencer replied,
“I’ve said I want to bring Game Pass to the PC. The team doesn’t love it when I pre-announce things, but I definitely want to bring Game Pass to PC,” Spencer said.
“It’s a business model that I think could be good for creators, and when business models work for creators, it usually means good content will come for gamers. I like that. We don’t have the deep catalog of games on PC that we do on console, so I’ve had some pushback from the marketing team that, well it wouldn’t necessarily be the best feature right now, because we won’t have enough games, but I just want to start. So I’m putting a lot of pressure on the team to go get enough content lined up to do something on the PC, and then make sure we have a long-term commitment to build.”
He had more to say about developing games for PC, the return to Age of Empires. Also the need for improvement of the Windows Store and UWP. So, guys I know that you can’t control your excitement to know more about it. Stay tuned to our site because we are going to make you stay updated. Keep exploring!