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EricHiggin said:
DonFerrari said:

Well they are going for the system recognizing what you have and giving the best version possible. So if they wanted they possibly could allow you to instead of run the code for XSX to run the X1X from HDD. For me that doesn't seem a good choice though.

You are just painting a strange scenario where someone is in a tremendous hush that he can't wait for the transfer to SDD but would be fine with several load screens =p

It's just something I noticed and are curious about. Wasn't sure if I missed some detail or if it's simply a choice MS has made that goes against options. I'm not saying it's a terrible decision that will sink them or anything like that, but I can't help but wonder if it has to do with their proprietary SSD's and having you buy some instead of a cheap large aftermarket HDD/SSD.

the-pi-guy said:

>next gen games will be playable on last gen hardware

Next gen games aren't going to be playable on last gen hardware.  

There are going to be a lot of cross gen titles for a while.  That doesn't mean they are running the exact same game.  That also doesn't mean that every next gen game will also be on Xbox One.  

Technically some earlier games could be run from a HDD, but there are probably going to be games in the future that won't be able to run off a HDD.  

Well Phil said all games work on all consoles for the first 2 years. I already asked the question of whether or not next gen games meant at launch or 2 years down the road.

If it means down the road when XB1 get's the boot, that's a simple answer that's much more legit.

From all I seem just seems like doesn't mater what game it is, if it is for next gen then you need to use SDD because even though it have a X1 version the logic MS implemented is to choose the best version possible.

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