Sony shares leap 8 percent after Xbox One announcement

By:  Martin Gaston Sony’s shares jumped up 8 percent immediately after rival hardware maker Microsoft formally unveiled its next-generation Xbox One console. At time of writing, Sony shares on the New York Stock Exchange are up 8.35 percent on where they were before Microsoft took to its custom-built stage at its Redmond campus to announce the successor to the Xbox 360. Sony shares are currently … Continue reading Sony shares leap 8 percent after Xbox One announcement

Xbox One won’t be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games

By:  Martin Gaston The next-generation Xbox One won’t be able to play old Xbox 360 games, Microsoft has confirmed. Speaking to The Verge, Microsoft Xbox Live vice president Marc Whitten said that the architecture between the two machines is too different to allow for backwards compatibility. “The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work from that perspective,” he said. … Continue reading Xbox One won’t be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games