Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Prediction from 2007

In 2007, I wrote a post called --

Xbox 360, PS3 Games Unplayable on Future Hardware?

Where I concluded that, due to technical reasons detailed in that post --

.. I suspect that far more Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games will be unplayable on future hardware than Xbox and PS2 games on the 360 and PS3.

Unfortunately, I was right, as we've known since before the new hardware was released nearly a year and a half ago.  The Xbox One and PS4 are capable of playing exactly zero binaries built for their predecessors.

But just because we saw it coming doesn't make it any less painful.  Once our older machines die, how will we play those games we love?

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