Xbox Scarlett Will Support Current-Gen Peripherals And Controllers
Everyone expected some sort of new console reveal to take place at E3 2019, and Microsoft absolutely delivered on that front by finally unveiling at least some details for its upcoming Project Scarlett, which is set to arrive late next year. While Microsoft released many important spec information for the upcoming console, there was also a lot that the presentation didn’t cover: namely how compatible the new console will be with current-gen games, controllers, and other peripherals. Thankfully, Xbox Phil Spencer chose not to leave us in the dark for too long, revealing some important details about Xbox Scarlett during a recent episode of Inside Xbox.
During the episode, Phil Spencer announced that Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games would all be playable on Xbox Scarlett. There are of course bound to be some licensing issues that will prevent some titles from being unable to be played on the new console, though for the most part the transition will be a smooth one moving away from the Xbox One.
Current-gen games aren’t the only thing that will be compatible with Xbox Scarlett. According to a recent Xbox Wire post, it was revealed that all existing Xbox One controllers and peripherals will be compatible as well. Sony appears to be doing its best to offer the same level of backward compatibility that Xbox owners have been enjoying for quite some time. It looks like they still have their work cut out for them.
Xbox Scarlett is now in development with a release window of Holiday 2020.
So, thoughts on Scarlett’s backward compatibility? Do you think that Sony will be able to provide the same level of versatility with its new console as Microsoft’s? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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