Another issue that we would like to discuss further is whether Xbox 720 will have either forward compatibility and/or backward compatibility. Our rumors around the mill suggests that the Xbox 720 will most likely feature forward compatibility, meaning new Xbox 360 game releases will be enhanced with better distance, speed, and more functions to incorporate into its new controller, as well, possible new features such as downloadable content for Xbox 720 only. Game developers will need to implement forward compatibility in their upcoming game titles in order for the game release to be played on both the predecessor and the latest console, for example, the newest Gears of Wars 3 could be enhanced with better features for the future next-generation console.
The Xbox 720 will also most definitely be backwards compatible with all previous Xbox 360 games. Backwards compatibility could be either software or hardware-based emulation on Xbox 360 games. The current Xbox 360 uses specific coded emulator software to play original Xbox games in order to increase the game’s resolution, however, only few titles are compatible. Hopefully we will see in Xbox 720’s backward compatibility that it could play a wider range of game titles compared to its predecessor.