Xbox 360 keeps updating games
It's a completely different game - one which is almost identical to Minecraft's previous Pocket Edition for mobiles. Minecraft console developer 4J Studios has, for more than half a decade, built a version of Minecraft which feels great when played with a console controller.This change has already occurred on Xbox One, with the old Minecraft: Xbox One Edition replaced in the console's store with a separate game client, just named "Minecraft". (Microsoft's new version of Minecraft no longer lists 4J in the game's opening splash screens.) The new version of Minecraft has ditched the console version's user interface completely.This makes legacy titles feel like a true, native part of the platform rather than a retro hack designed to save space under the TV. Things get better when you actually play these games, because in many cases they run vastly better on the new hardware.Original Xbox games are also now supported and get a 4x native resolution boost on the Xbox One and One S, or 16x on the Xbox One X — this usually means 960p on One S and 1920p on One X.
Coordinates - being able to see your exact position on the game's map - also worked differently, depending on platform.
360 games load faster and often run smoother than they did on their original system, meanwhile, and sometimes even get specific enhancements for the Xbox One S and X.
It’s kind of amazing, for instance, that I can put the , a Sega rail shooter that has never been released since its debut on the Xbox in 2002, but got added to the backwards compatibility list this week.
I was in the room, and the reaction was deafening — far louder than for anything else Microsoft announced that day.
At the time, I thought this was a little misplaced, though I appreciated the technical achievement.