Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Marred by Performance Issues
Microsoft’s biggest reveal at last year’s E3 was Xbox One Backwards Compatibility which now allows users to play hundreds of their favorite Xbox 360 titles on their latest generation console. However, the feature is not free from issues.
A number of games have had performance issues with Halo Reach being on top of that list because it also was one of the most demanded game for backwards compatibility.
Although Microsoft has made some background improvements to make some of the games run better, there still are many games that are reportedly in poor condition – some are almost unplayable.
In fact, the problem is so widespread that some games are running worse than they did on Xbox 360 originally.
Talking of Halo Reach, it has been reported that users are experiencing unforgivable frame rate drops. Some of the complainants have said that they were getting below 15 FPS while trying to play the game through Xbox One backwards compatibility. Another game that has faced that same issues is Gears of War: Judgement which is yet another much demanded title.
However, it appears that the underlying problems are basically dependent of each game. This is because other titles like Condemned are playing even better than their original iterations.
It looks like Microsoft is going to work a bit more on optimizing the feature if they want it to reach the full potential. This is especially true since PlayStation 3 emulation on PlayStation 4 is also gearing up now and Microsoft will definitely want to stay ahead of the competition here.