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Xbox boss Phil Spencer is a big proponent of legal game emulation

Spencer hopes the industry starts using emulation to help preserve games. Xbox boss Phil Spencer believes older games should be preserved and feels that “legal emulation” is something the industry needs to get behind. Speaking with Axios, Spencer said that similar to movies, television, and music, the preservation of older games needs to be a priority with the industry. “My hope (and I think I have to present it that way as of now) is as an industry we’d work on legal emulation that allowed modern hardware to run any (within reason) older executable allowing someone to play any game,”…


Xbox 360 cloud saves will soon be free for Xbox Series X/S

Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer cloud saves to Xbox Series X/S for free.You will no longer have to be an Xbox Live subscriber to use cloud saves to transfer your Xbox 360 games to Xbox Series X/S.When the consoles launch, you will be able to transfer over your 360 games using the cloud. Once you hit the power button on your new console, you will be able to start downloading all 360 games that are backward compatible. If you have them on disc, just pop them into the Series X drive. “Preserving the games of our past is fundamental to our…