Both the first details of PlayStation 5 and the announcement of Xbox Scarlett have made one thing very clear: both devices will be backwards compatible with the current catalogs of PS4 and Xbox One respectively. In this way, both companies have wanted to remove this feature soon from the debate, but is it really relevant? According to the executive director of Take-Two Interactive, it is not.
” I do not think it will be a big impact. And if it were, it would be something in terms of marketing and not on a practical level, “Strauss Zelnick said in an interview with the specialized portal Game Industry, In fact, Take-Two Interactive is one of the companies in the sector that least seems to want to lavish on the subject of remastering and remake. ” I think it’s a challenge, with the exception of true stories of this business, to try to play PS2 title again. ”
” I do not think it’s something that most players are looking for ” I’ve added, stating that without having problems with doing it when there are “a lot of platforms for which it can be developed or easily migrated” , recalling how presently old movies are having a facelift to give them an exit through streaming services. “But, on the other hand, unless you’re an inveterate movie buff, how many old movies are you watching?” concluded the CEO of Take -Two.
Despite the Xbox One’s backward compatibility, example, it h as not been elusive for Red Dead Redemption with several graphical improvements in Xbox One X.