Following the outcry of customers over Xbox’s Don Mattrick’s comment regarding backwards compatibility, Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One will in fact be receiving a peripheral that will give it backwards compatibility.
He was quoted earlier this week while talking with the Wall Street Journal by saying: “If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards.”
When confronted, Don spoke of regret over his comments.
“I felt really bad saying that," he explained "After I realized that people who still watch live TV were in fact backwards and not keeping up with the times, I surely couldn't not let them have their outdated vision. So we added a peripheral that allows players to reach back and play their old games.”
Microsoft has not given a release date, but stated it will be released ‘soon’, and be priced at $299, which they claim is cheaper than adding the hardware directly to the Xbox One.
“We’re working on the size issue, but it’s not a priority,” Spoke one hardware designer, “Given we made the X1 the size of a small yacht, we weren't too worried of this peripheral’s initial size. I mean everyone still has those rear projection TVs right? [There's] tons of room up top."
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