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Peter Moore Talks Larger Xbox 360 Hard Drive, Backwards Compatibility

Digital Battle reports that Microsoft is thinking about putting a larger hard drive in the Xbox 360, probably in order to compete with the Sony PlayStation 3′s 60GB hard drive. The Premium 360 comes with a 20 gig HD, the same as the lesser version of the PS3. While Microsoft would do well to keep the hard drive out of the cheaper Core system, it might want to keep the Premium system with similar specs to the more expensive PS3.

This came out of an interview Microsoft VP of Gaming Peter Moore gave to Kikizo. He also made a very controversial statement:

Nobody is concerned anymore about backwards compatibility. We under promised and over delivered on that. It’s a very complicated thing… very complex work. I’m just stunned that we have hundreds of games that are backwards compatible.

More are coming, but at some point, you just go, there’s enough, let’s move on, or people aren’t as worried about a game being backwards compatible – and I like to think we’ve upheld our end of the bargain in making at least two or maybe three hundred games backwards compat.

This, understandably, made for a lot of angry original Xbox owners. Marketing issued some quick damage control, revealing that a backwards compatibility update is coming in a few weeks, and contain about a dozen titles.
(Found on Findory)

June 5th, 2006 Posted by | General, Xbox, Xbox 360 | 2 comments

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  1. “While Microsoft would do well to keep the hard drive out of the cheaper Core system…”


    Comment by Michael Akerman | June 5, 2006

  2. Having a lower priced version is appealing to some. It doesn’t hurt those who want the hard drive, but helps those who don’t need it save some money. Microsoft would be better off adding more to the Premium edition than to the Core, is what I think.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | June 7, 2006

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