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Some retail Xbox 360 games now have "plays on Xbox One" branding

icespide

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thought this was an interesting development. some retail Xbox 360 games that are BC on Xbox One now have either a sticker that says "playable on xbox one" or a full on Xbox One style case with double branding.

pretty weird.

emulate me if old

 

EBE

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But backwards compatibility doesn't matter
No one uses it and it certainly won't drive sales
 

robotrock

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That's pretty cool but if you bought that and wanted to play on your offline Xbox One, you couldn't, right? Since you have to download the whole game again for BC?
 

DoctorFish

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Reminds me of how the Burger King games worked on Xbox and Xbox 360 so they just put "Xbox" on the top in the 360 form of game covers:
 

ResoRai

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Very smart and a good thing for older games. The two different covers may confuse some though.
 

Stevey

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That's a really good idea, lets you know immediately if it's backwards compatible.
 

CypherSignal

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The other interesting corollary to this is that those games must have had a reprinting in the last 3 or 12 months as well, then? Doom 3 BFG became backwards compatible only as recently as August.
 

PumpkinSpice

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This is really cool. I love the idea of 360 games just being reprinted indefinitely, and these games being budget titles for new Xbox owners.
 

ElBoxyBrown

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Wouldn't the box design confuse 360 owners? Without looking at the 369 logo they blend in with the other Xbox One games.
 

etta

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Because back compat is big with families shopping for Christmas gifts for their kids.

"Will this play young Johnny's Xbox 360 library which we invested so much in?"

These things being on the shelf right next to the console will further reassure them, especially if they see the popular titles on the shelf because they will recognize them.
 

blakep267

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I first noticed that when I went to Walmart a month or 2 ago. They had new sealed copies of red dead with that branding and it was just sitting among the normal Xbox one games
 

SwiftDeath

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It's certainly cool and a good idea but I'm most surprised that some games are getting reprints/continuing to get prints
 

jooey

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The other interesting corollary to this is that those games must have had a reprinting in the last 3 or 12 months as well, then? Doom 3 BFG became backwards compatible only as recently as August.
yes, it's not like they send all the games back and have people put them in new cases.
 

krang

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My first instinct was how sneaky it appeared to be, especially on the one that is made to look like an XB1 box. But I guess there's nothing dubious about these, and they wouldn't do it for titles that had an actual XB1 version.

I feel like there should only be the XBOX 360 logo at the top, but still keep that black bar the same.