The backwards compatibility features of the next generation Xbox have been put in doubt after rumours of a super affordable $99 Xbox 360 hit the internet over the weekend.
Speaking on the latest episode of the "What The Tech" podcast, technology blogger Paul Thurrott said: "I mentioned before they're also going to sell a new Xbox 360 code-named 'Stingray' that will be $99."
Such an affordable price makes it possible to argue the case that the next generation Xbox won't feature backwards compatibility, says Thurrott.
"You might look at that as two things: backwards compatibility, obviously, suggesting - I don't actually know this for a fact, but based on the fact that they're making one - I don't think that the new Xbox will play 360 games. But that I don't actually know, that I'm guessing."
He added that its $99 price point will also open the Xbox 360 up to a new audience as a consumer media box.
"$99, that's a real cool price," said Thurrott. "And so we know that the Xbox 360 does Netflix, Hulu Plus, yada yada yada, and you can make the argument that's kind of a low cost entertainment device, too."
During the same podcast, Thurrott revealed that he believes the next generation Xbox will be announced on May 21.
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