It may be one of those somewhat obvious things that doesn’t need confirmation, but it’s still always great to get it anyway. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has officially confirmed that Xbox One Project Scorpio will support Xbox 360 backwards compatibility just like the Xbox One. All of the games that are available to play on Xbox One thanks to the backwards compatibility feature will also be playable on Project Scorpio, or whatever this new console is called, when it hits later next year.
The question was posed to Ybarra by a fan on Twitter, hinting that some in the community were still skeptical that the hugely popular feature would make its way to the new system. Ybarra simply responded “360 Backwards compatibility will of course work on Scorpio.”
So far there are over 275 Xbox 360 games that are playable via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. Ranging from smaller titles like Flock! all the way up to the big boys, including Call of Duty, Halo, and Assassin’s Creed, the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility game list has been expanding at a steady pace since the feature was released a year ago.
It’s good to know that Xbox One Project Scorpio will move it forward, and it’ll be interesting to see if these games receive a minor performance boost on the “most powerful console of all time.”