With Xbox Series X being the talk of the industry over the past weeks and with Microsoft announcing more and more of its future plans, there’s always the question about what games we’ll be able to play at launch. According to Head of Xbox, Matt Booty, the company intends to bring all Xbox One games to Series X, at least to what concerns first-party titles. As it seems, we won’t have to worry about running out of games once more.
Matt Booty talked to Xbox Official Magazine about the future of Microsoft, its goals for the next generation of consoles and, of course, the Xbox Series X games. He was clear about the company’s vision for the console and was quick to say that the team intends to bring all Xbox One games to the next one. He says:
We want, when you invest in Xbox, to know that you are bringing that legacy content library with you. It’s why we think we have got an advantage with Project Scarlett because our goal is that any game that runs on an Xbox One will run on Scarlett. You’re not porting to a different operating system; you’re not porting to a different graphics API; you’re just running an Xbox game, right? So we hope that’s a big advantage in terms of our initial content library.
It goes without saying that all first-party titles will find their way to Xbox Series X, with third-party ones being added at least on Xbox Game Pass. Undeniably, we won’t care if our games don’t run on 8K resolution. We do want to have the opportunity to play them though. Microsoft is no longer playing the sitting game. Booty characterizes the company’s energy as a nuclear reactor. claiming that it “just started to glow”. With a big cast of studios already working on new projects, Booty’s statement will prove a blessing in a few months from now.
Xbox Series X releases late this year, sometime around the winter holidays with an expected price of $499. The new system will the addition of an SSD to speed up booting and loading times as well as a powerful processor pushing resolution up to 8K. Topping the news about Microsoft adding the Xbox One library to the new console, the system will also include backward compatibility so there’s no reason to worry about the imminent upgrade.