Four Generations Of Xbox Console Can Play The Same Game Together

Four Generations Of Xbox Console Can Play The Same Game Together
Screenshot: Modern Vintage Gamer
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When we think of backwards compatibility we tend to only think of a game from an older system running on its replacement. But as this video shows, in the right circumstances, a console released in 2001 can play the same game at the same time as one released in 2020, as well as the two consoles in between.

This video by Modern Vintage Gamer shows a copy of 2003’s Crimson Skies on the original Xbox can run not just on its original machine, but via backwards compatibility on the Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series S as well.

Then, through the magic of later consoles still supporting Microsoft’s system link technology, they can all join in on the same game.


    • Agreed. I remember borrowing a friend’s Xbox from work (we did a 2 week swap with him taking my PS2) and he had around 10 or so games including both Halos and I remember not even finishing Halo cause I was playing so much Crimson Skies.

  • This really shits all over CDPR’s “sorry our game doesn’t run well on the same “last-gen” hardware we spent 7 years designing it for” bollocks!

    • It really doesn’t. The article is saying the same copy of the game that was released on the OG xbox is system link backwards compatible. Your saying a game designed for the next gen SXbox should work on the XBONE. Two very different things.

  • The beauty of Xbox. Backward compatibility has long been a huge selling point and value proposition for new gamers! Also, I really loved that game back when I was a kid, I’m sure we’d all love to have a sequel…

  • It’s a shame this can’t be done with Halo 🙁
    The original Halo 1 is only on OG and 360 for some reason.
    The closest you can get is halo anniversary on 360, XB1 and Series S/X.

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