Phil Spencer confirms there will be no transfer of xbox arcade games from your Xbox 360 to your Xbox one.
Microsoft Game Studios vice president Phil Spencer has told people to keep hold of their Xbox 360 if they want to play arcade games.
“Those games will continue to run on your Xbox 360 for as long as your Xbox 360 runs,” he said.
“The box is not backward compatible and we think for somebody who invests in a large digital library that you want to keep your [Xbox 360].”
“You don’t have a separate identity on Xbox One or [Xbox 360]; it’s the same, you are you. My friend’s network is the same on both boxes, my achievements are the same. So we think that service component is an important component to keep constant across both devices.!
After the reveal it was confirmed that the games will not be backwards compatible but also stated that they want the Xbox 360 to live alongside the Xbox One (the new generation of Xbox) for quite some time.
Source: Computer & Video Games