Xbox Scorpio Microsoft's Last Console? Project Scorpio Rumored To Bring More Older Games Than Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

21 September 2016, 8:55 am EDT By C. de Lacy Mobile & Apps
Detail of the Sony PlayStation 4 and peripherals, including the virtual reality 'Project Morpheus', during the Annual Gaming Industry Conference E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.   ( Christian Petersen/Getty Images )

Rumored and theorized as Microsoft's last console generation, will the Xbox Scorpio be able to play older Xbox games just like how the Xbox One is attempting to bring all the older titles from the previous generation?

Microsoft's Project Scorpio, usually dubbed as Xbox Scorpio, is highly rumored to be the company's last console generation. Supposedly due to be out winter of 2017, will it be doing the same things that the Xbox One has been trying to achieve for its consumers?

Just like how Xbox One is starting to bring in games from the classic Xbox 360, the Xbox Scorpio is believed to be doing the same thing on an even larger scale. This means bringing all games from the former Xbox One and 200+ games from the original Xbox 360 as per Business Insider's report.

In fact, sources from the said report indicated that Microsoft may not be intent on creating any Xbox Scorpio exclusive game at all, even for VR-based games that will rely on the technology.

Based from a previous report from Engadget, Microsoft did say that the Xbox Scorpio "may" be the last console generation that it'll be working on. This was a statement from Microsoft's head of Xbox games marketing, Aaron Greenberg.

"I think it is. ... For us, we think the future is without console generations; we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware -- we're making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We're basically saying, "This isn't a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works." We think of this as a family of devices."

Of all things, these statement could mean that Microsoft is intent on keeping the games from the past alive with its most current-generation console. At least, this would be as far as the Xbox 360 goes as there wasn't really much of a support for Xbox 360 being able to play games from the original Xbox.

This is where Xbox One and future Xbox Scorpio owners get the advantage of broader selection of titles as there are tons of games even from Xbox 360 that are not just graphically jaw-dropping, but also offer an experience not to miss out on.

Stay tuned for more Xbox Scorpio news and updates.

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