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Phil Spencer on Project Scorpio backwards compatibility: No “technical wizardry” required

In discussion with Phil Spencer in Sydney last month, the Head of Xbox explained how Xbox titles will run without effort on the upcoming Project Scorpio.

“We’ve very specifically designed it [on Scorpio] so Xbox games just run,” he said, referring to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles.

“It’s nothing like Xbox 360 backwards compatibility right now — there’s a lot of technical wizardry involved in that. We didn’t want to have to do that again.”

Project Scorpio is expected over the holiday 2017 season.

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