I have gotten quite a few questions about yesterday’s Xbox Originals announcement. Specifically, folks want to know if these games will have additional functionality like Achievements and Gamer score. The answer is no. “These are the original games that were created before Xbox 360. In order to preserve the integrity of the original gaming experience they provide, they will have the features available at the time of their initial release.” I hope that clears that up.
(I posted the following in the comments, but I wanted to make sure you all saw it)
I know it’s probably not what you wanted to hear, but I thought it would be best to get clear up an misunderstanding up right up front. I’ll talk more about it on my show this week. Would it have been cool? Sure it would …but as many folks have noted, for a variety of reasons it’s just not possible. :(