Microsoft has fired back after Sony’s PS4 Backwards Compatibility snub.
Sony recently ruled out backwards compatibility on PS4, claiming it’s not a feature that would be used very often.
Sony’s Jim Ryan said: “When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much.
“That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?”
But Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra disagrees with the claims, telling Twitter followers that it’s what the fans want.
“Disagree,” he said. “We want gamers to play the best games of the past, current, and future. It’s what gamers have asked for.”
Check out Express Online’s PS4 Backwards Compatibility wishlist below…
In a follow-up tweet, one fan posted a chart showing the amount of time players spent playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.
The figures suggest that people don’t spend as much time playing Xbox 360 games as you’d think.
But Ybarra doesn’t think it’s an accurate representation of gamer’s habits.
“Scraping some data off servers gives an inaccurate view of what people do.”
Judging by the number of votes on the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility wishlist, Ybarra might be right.
Roughly 178k have voted for Modern Warfare 2, while 176k want the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim on Xbox One.
You can see the ten most requested backwards compatible games in the gallery below…
Perhaps Microsoft will make a big backwards compatibility reveal during next week’s E3 conference.
The Xbox showcase begins on Sunday, June 11 at 10pm BST.
It will include a live stream that every fans can watch via their consoles, YouTube, or Twitch.
Games such as Forza Motorsport will be on display, as well as Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3.