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Xbox Scarlett Will be Backwards Compatible With Old Xbox Consoles and Accessories

Xbox Scarlett Will be Backwards Compatible With Old Xbox Consoles and Accessories - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2019 / 3,314 Views

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirmed the next generation Xbox, Project Scarlett, will be backwards compatible with all Xbox consoles and old accessories. 

"Like we said on stage, we’re going to bring four generations of content to Scarlett, including all the games on the Xbox One, we have the 360 and the original Xbox games, and not only do we want those to run, we want them to run and play better than you’ve ever seen them on Scarlett," said Spencer.

"All your accessories are compatible moving forward as well. If you go and buy an Elite Wireless Controller or Series Two Controller that will be forward compatible on the Scarlett."

Thanks DualShockers.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SecondWar (on 11 June 2019)

Hoping that the 'last batch' of games they just announced is only the last ones for the Xbox One and that more come on the Scarlett.

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V-r0cK (on 11 June 2019)

That's cool your old accessories work.

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Conina (on 11 June 2019)

So my wired OG Xbox controllers will be compatible? Both Kinect 1 + 2 will be compatible? I really doubt that

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crissindahouse Conina (on 11 June 2019)

Everything which you can buy right now for XBO is probably what he meant with “compatible moving

Headline is misleading, though

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TheBird (on 11 June 2019)

I was going to hold back on buying an elite controller and steering wheel for the remainder of this generation, but I guess I no longer have to.

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Mr Puggsly (on 11 June 2019)

I want my 360 controllers to still be compatible. I wonder if there is a good reason why they are not. If its because its a different wireless tech, just make the old USB dongles compatible.

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StriderKiwi (on 11 June 2019)

Wonderful. Xbox One controllers are my favorite, and I expected Microsoft and Sony to do backwards compatability for their games.

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