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Xbox One will not allow for cross-platform play with Xbox 360 users, Microsoft has told VideoGamer.com.

Speaking to us following the next-gen console's announcement last night, Xbox UK marketing manager Harvey Eagle confirmed that players "won't be able to play the same game with someone on 360 and someone on Xbox One.

"Because of the different architecture of the systems it's not possible. Your Xbox Live account on 360 will carry over to Xbox One. That same account will work on both platforms. The multiplayer won't."

Microsoft has experimented with cross-platform play on Xbox 360 and PC previously, but didn't achieve particularly good results.

Xbox One was revealed in Washington last night. The console features 8GB RAM, a Blu-ray drive, 500GB HDD and "a completely redefined Xbox LIVE", but does not include backwards-compatibility support for Xbox 360 titles.

However, there's still ongoing confusion over the system's online requirements and its support for pre-owned software.

At the moment, it's looking increasingly likely that Microsoft will introduce a system requiring users to register software, including disc-based games, to their Xbox LIVE profile.

Xbox One goes on sale later this year.

Source: VideoGamer.com Interview

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reece251@ reece251

Great, I'm not even getting an Xbox One straight away because I can't afford it, and now I find out it wont be possible to play with my friend who is getting the Xbox One on launch day... wow. Not happy.


As for system architecture, I don't see how in any way this could affect multi-player as all multi-player is, is just players connecting to a god damn server..

Yet it was possible for Xbox players to play cross platform with Xbox 360 players (Halo 2 is an example of this), with the Xbox 360 being a next gen console at the time and obviously being built on a different architecture. I think it is a load of rubbish and just an excuse, probably just to get more money out of people.
Posted 09:20 on 14 June 2013
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reece251

Great, I'm not even getting an Xbox One straight away because I can't afford it, and now I find out it wont be possible to play with my friend who is getting the Xbox One on launch day... wow. Not happy.
Posted 09:06 on 14 June 2013
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ESSJ@ pblive

Yes you can.
Posted 07:09 on 25 May 2013
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pblive

The other question is; if I move my Xbox Live account to Xbox One but also keep my 360 can I use my Gold account on both?
Posted 11:12 on 22 May 2013
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MrHEWBO

does this mean i won't be able to use party chat either? That would put me off buying one day one
Posted 11:05 on 22 May 2013