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Question about backword compatibility xbox one?

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I apologies, if someone already ask this already.

 

I was wondering if they thought about making the xbox 360 version would be make it xbox one as a backward. Reason I ask because of DDA, not going off topic.

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I doubt this would happen or any ability to play DD1 on the PS4. With the announcement of DDA I would assume this would be the only way users of current gen consoles will be able to play anything like the original game. The community almost since DD2 went to full launch had always enquired about any possible remaster or relrealse of DD1 for current consoles but this never really got anywhere, which is what possibly inspired DDA. In short if you do actually want to play the original game on console you are faced with either Xbox 360 or PS3 and NO online play at all, so I'd wait for DDA and be kind enough to pledge something to their kickstarter as I'm sure many in this forum already have.

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There is zero development on console DD1 at this point. DDA, which is basically intended to be a reboot, is in the works but it isn't the exact same game and won't be compatible. We at the CDT are still working on another update, but we can only update the PC version.

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It looks like folks misunderstood OP's question. They want to know if DD1 will be added to the "Backwards Compatibility" program for Xbox One. This does not require any development from Chromatic/Trendy whatsoever in order to happen. Titles are added to the BC program via work from the BC Team over at Xbox. It requires some form of consent from the property owner, and not much else as I've seen. There is no reason this shouldn't happen, no downside or requirement of manpower by Chromatic, and I sincerely hope it does happen sooner than later. Most every amazing coop game from 360/XBLA has made it to become backwards compatible for Xbox One over the years since BC started, and DD1 is one of the few glaring exceptions.

My random/related history tidbit: The 360/XBLA version of the game was published in the olden days by Reverb, as DD1 launched when self-publishing wasn't possible for small devs on consoles. But I seem to recall publishing rights going back to Trendy on that version. And even if not, Reverb still exists and could okay this move as well. So even on the technicality side there shouldn't be anything blocking this.

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8 hours ago, ShinUkyo said:

It looks like folks misunderstood OP's question. They want to know if DD1 will be added to the "Backwards Compatibility" program for Xbox One. This does not require any development from Chromatic/Trendy whatsoever in order to happen. Titles are added to the BC program via work from the BC Team over at Xbox. It requires some form of consent from the property owner, and not much else as I've seen. 

I hadnt misunderstood the OP, but was giving a general opinion on how viable DD1 on current consoles would be in any shape or form. If the work was done soley by Xbox at no rreal cost to chromatic Games then sure, I was under the impression some cost or time would be invovled from a developer when making a game backwards compatible. If they can do so that would be great for Xbox players, sad for PS4 players. In any case there would be no Online play so Im not sure how popular it would be for new players to purchase the game. There is still some cost involved somewhere which has to be covered with new purchases. Again with the announcement of DDA I see little point in anyone designing BC DD1 or any other way to play it on current gen consoles. If this was released any previous time the console community had been asking for it I think it would be more successful. I personally would of spent $70 to buy the full game on current consoles even though I bought it twice for PS3 and once for Xbox360(and still play it on PS3).

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Hey Diana, good to see you! I wasn't addressing you with my post; sorry if there was any confusion. I was remarking mostly to Al, since he mentioned there not being any more patches or development for the console versions. Which is true; not since many years ago. And it's always good to remind folks of that. It was an honest mistake since the original post didn't go into much detail about what it was asking. But the original poster didn't ask about updating/patching the game; they wanted to know about Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility program. And so I explained what they meant, how games get into the program, etc. Thankfully it requires zero work from developers or publishers to get games into Backwards Compatibility, so there are very few circumstances where a game shouldn't eventually end up there.

As for online play: you can still play the 360 version online. Unless something changed recently that I'm unaware of. Since 99% of the games for Xbox 360 use Microsoft's infrastructure for online play; All titles released for 360/XBLA were given access to it by default. Which means a game's online matchmaking will generally never go down on a 360 game (unless it's on a dedicated server like various EA or 2K Sports titles.) In the case of the PS3 port of Dungeon Defenders: it used a service called "GameSpy" to matchmake the players online. When GameSpy shut down years ago, the online play for DunDef on PS3 went along with it. As well as loads of other PS3 games that used GameSpy. The reason for this is: PS3 did not have guaranteed access to matchmaking services for games. Particularly for smaller 3rd party titles. Thankfully this changed in the PS4 era.

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I don't think it's accurate to state that no development is required. Not all software written for X360 is certain to be fully compatible with Xbone since the hardware isn't exactly the same. It might not require much work in most cases, I'm just saying that's not a guarantee.

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I personally think they have no intention on making it backwards compatibility scent ps3 severs are down form gamespy  shouting down and can’t bring it to ps4 and would make it unfair for them and For some reason the Xbox backwards compatibility goes by publisher of the title or who has the right of the title with the trendy back we might get a chance of a backwards compatibility in the future 

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