Xbox Scorpio VR Games Won't Be Playable On Xbox One

By Mike Sousa on August 18, 2016, 4:47PM EDT

When the Xbox Scorpio was announced at E3 2016, one of things that Microsoft made clear about this new console was that it would have no exclusive titles, which meant that all Xbox One Scorpio games would be playable on Xbox One and Xbox One S. However, this information might not be so accurate after all, as this applies only to non-VR games.

Speaking with Engadget, Microsoft's head of Xbox games marketing Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that while all non-VR games will be playable across Xbox Scorpio and Xbox One, the same can't be said about VR games since they are "new things that you will get on Project Scorpio."

"We said we're not going to have console-exclusive games for Project Scorpio. It's one ecosystem -- whether you have an Xbox One S or Project Scorpio, we don't want anyone to be left behind," said Greenberg. "Now, with the power and capabilities we have, we'll be able to do high-fidelity VR. Now, that space, we don't think of that as console gaming, we think of that as high-fidelity VR, and so with the VR experiences those will be new things that you will get on Project Scorpio."

"Generally when you bring a new iteration of console hardware you lose compatibility with their games and accessories. So we're saying, if you bought games and accessories for your Xbox One, or you buy an Xbox One S, those games and those accessories are going to work on Project Scorpio. When you think about backwards compatibility and our games lineup, we want gamers to know that when they're ready to upgrade to Scorpio, that content will go with them. That's our promise and commitment around compatibility."

Xbox Scorpio is scheduled for release in the holiday season of 2017.

Source: Engadget

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