Gamers Moving Forward, Looking Backward

Backward compatibility in consoles is an issue that divides the industry and enrages consumers. But does it actually matter?

Backward compatibility, say its detractors, is a colossal waste of time. But those who favor BC contend it is an expected feature of modern consoles, rewarding consumers loyal to a hardware brand, offering some comfort at point of purchase and extending the life of old-gen games.

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