Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed a startling revelation that consumers can connect their Xbox 360 consoles directly into the Xbox One using the new HDMI-in ports on the device.
Now why would anyone want to do that is beyond me and neither did Nelson care to clarify. Is it possible that this way the console can leech off the processing power of the Xbox One? The idea seems far fetched but Hryb neither confirmed nor denied the thought.
During E3, a Reddit Games interviewer asked him if players could use the new Xbox One UI on the 360.
“Absolutely; you can certainly plug an Xbox 360 in the back – that was one of my first questions when I heard about the [HDMI-in] feature,” he said.
Nelson was then asked whether a Windows 8 PC could be connected through the same HDMI-in port as well.
“The answer is yes,” he replied. “It’s the only console right now that has HDMI-in, and it’s going to absolutely allow you to plug in your, for instance, your cable, your set-top box”.
The Major also clarified Microsoft’s stance on access to your games library.
Previously there was news that consumers slapped with an Xbox Live ban would also lose all access to games they had purchased. The reasoning was that all games purchased are tied to licenses which in turn are tied to your Xbox Live accounts. Hence getting banned from Live would take away your games as well.
“Absolutely not,” he answered definitively. “You will always have access to the games you’ve purchased.”
“It’s safe to say we’re confident where we’re going. It’s also safe to say that gamers are going to love our vision of the future and what we’re going to offer for gaming.”
Major Nelson, the one guy capable of putting right what Microsoft has done wrong since its Xbox One reveal.