The next Xbox codenamed Project Scarlett by Microsoft will be backwards suitable with the Xbox One, supporting existing video games, controllers, and other accessories. Microsoft is already winding down backwards compatibility for the Xbox One to concentrate on Project Scarlett, as it plans to make sure that every Xbox One video game will run properly on its next console, arriving in late 2020. As for controllers, Project Scarlett will support all Xbox One controllers, consisting of the newly-announced Elite Series 2. And in an unassociated announcement, Xbox owners can now pick any gamertag they desire.
” We considered our style for Project Scarlett, we absolutely wanted to ensure that we worked across all the generations,” Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, stated throughout Microsoft’s Inside Xbox E3 occasion. “Not just with the games, however the devices. It’s truly us appreciating the purchases players have made on our platform.” Xbox platform partner director Jason Ronald verified as much to Windows Central later on.
That’s a step in the best direction with Project Scarlett, particularly considering that Xbox 360 controllers and devices were incompatible with the Xbox One, unless you dabbled in informal hacks.
And though Xbox One backward compatibility is ending as Microsoft shifts focus to Project Scarlett, it’s going out with 23 additions from the original Xbox and the Xbox 360, in addition to Xbox One X Enhanced updates for eight more video games. These include Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Far Cry Classic, Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands, Skate, Syndicate, and Unreal Tournament III among others. You can check out the complete list over at the Xbox website.
” We have now moved our focus to help make the video games you love playing on Xbox One suitable with future Xbox hardware,” said Ronald. “After this week, we have no plans to add additional Original Xbox or Xbox 360 titles to the catalog on Xbox One.”
For those seeking to switch to a brand-new Xbox gamertag, you can head to Xbox’s social domain to do so or utilize the Xbox app on your console or Windows 10. You can use an optimum of 12 characters. The very first switch is complimentary, however future modifications will be charged $10.