Durango Xbox 720 will not play your old Xbox 360 games
Following on from the news that games on the next gen Xbox will need to be preloaded before playing, a new report states that the new Xbox 720 will be equipped with a variant of AMD Jaguar technology. This switch to AMD chips hints that the new console will not be compatible with Xbox 360 games.
Bloomberg reports: “The Xbox 720 will use an AMD system-on-a-chip that combines powerful “Jaguar” central processing units with graphics chips, said one of the people, who sought anonymity because the plans aren’t public. The shift to the so-called x86 format ubiquitous in modern personal computers means Microsoft will drop the Power PC technology designed by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), and game discs made for the current Xbox 360 won’t be compatible.”