Durango Xbox 720 will not play your old Xbox 360 games

xbox durangoA report just released suggests that the new Xbox 720 gaming console which hasn’t even been announced by Microsoft as yet, might not be compatible with the current Xbox 360 game titles.

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.”

Currently no official information on Xbox 720 has been released by Microsoft, but more details are expected to be released at the press event scheduled for May 21st.

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