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XBox 360 Backwards Compatablity

Microsoft has finally confirmed that the XBox 360 will be backwards compatable.

Todd Holmdahl, the Corporate Vice President of the Xbox Product Group announced
yesterday that the XBox 360 will be able to play over 200 titles from the original Xbox back catalog. This will include all of the top sellers you know and love.

So, how did they do it? The solution was emulation software – which will be easy to get your hands on.

“What I’m really proud to tell you and your readers [Xbox.com]is that it’s easy to get the emulation software, and it’s free. We’ll give gamers a choice—you can get the latest software updates from Xbox Live, burn a CD from xbox.com or sign up on Xbox.com for a CD that can be delivered to your home at a nominal shipping and handling fee. Once you get the CD, put it in your Xbox 360 and you’re ready to go.”

A full Q&A session with Holmdahl is also available on the Xbox.com link.

Posted by Sean

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