Microsoft's Don Mattrick Says 'If You're Backwards Compatible, You're Really Backwards'
Some rather harsh, blunt words today from the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, Don Mattrick. When many gamers were disappointed with yesterday's unveil of the Xbox One, the disappointment was not aleviated any when word came that the console would not be backwards compatible.
Today, Mattrick explained the company's decision to not focus on backwards compatibility. He said, "if you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards."
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 cannot natively support backwards compatibility with the older generation due to hardware changes (namely the CPU), Sony has at least stated that they will offer support for older titles through its cloud service.
(via The Wall Street Journal