Lets rewind to last May before Microsoft announced what was happening with Xbox 360. Rumors were flying that the next-generation Xbox wouldnt even have support for original Xbox games because of the hardware differences; unlike Sony and Nintendo, Microsoft hadnt really planned for building hardware upon each other for the future.
Even still, Microsoft announced at their E3 press conference that Xbox 360 would include support for “top selling Xbox games” through emulation. A confusing statement the company clarified when the E3 smoke had cleared, resulting in statements sent to a number of websites confirming a goal of including support for every Xbox game.
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Microsoft started back pedaling from these statements as the machines fall launch neared, however, as they started repeating their mantra of “top selling Xbox games” ad nausea until they announced the first wave of backwards compatible games. Since then, however, updates have been slow and without much of the fan input that occurred during the companys initial splurge into the feature.