Furthering the conversation, IGN spoke to the director of the Xbox Platform Team Jason Ronald and Bill Stillwell, the former lead of Xbox’s Backward Compatibility team who is now working on Project xCloud.
They both discussed this commitment to bring all games that are currently playable on the Xbox One, including the over 600 Backward Compatibility titles, to be playable on Project Scarlett.
“The team is starting to shift its focus to ensure that all Xbox One games will be playable on future Xbox hardware, including all the Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available on Xbox one today.” Ronald said.
As for what will be available with the launch of Project Scarlett next holiday, the team reiterated that “our desire, and our intent, is to deliver all Xbox One games [to the next system], but the challenge is that we have over 3,000 games on Xbox One today. So, we have a lot of work ahead of us, so we can’t comment on exactly what titles will be available when, but our intent is to bring all of them forward.”
For more on IGN’s E3 coverage, stay tuned to IGN’s E3 2019 hub. Be sure to also check out the list of confirmed E3 2019 games and the list of games that won’t be at E3 2019.
Reporting done by IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey
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