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Xbox 360 games could someday come to Windows 10

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has revealed Microsoft’s interest in making Xbox 360 games available to play on the Windows 10 platform.

Speaking to Gizmodo Brazil, Spencer says the backwards compatibility scheme that’ll bring previous-gen classics to the Xbox One isn’t all Microsoft has in its sites.

When responding to a question on whether original Xbox games may come to the new console, Spencer said (via VentureBeat): “[Xbox games on Xbox One is] something I want to do, but it is a matter of priority.

I would love to have the ability to play Xbox 360 on PC at some point too, so we have different things we have to think about when we plan these things.

“But it would be great to have support for original Xbox games. So yes, I want it, but we have many other things we want to do as well.”

The drive to open up Xbox 360 games to those rocking the new Xbox One console has earned Microsoft a little favour as it seeks to reel in the PS4’s huge lead.

The eagerly-anticipated feature is currently in preview, with classics like Mass Effect, Borderlands, Project Dark Zero and Gears of War available to try.

See also: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: Xbox 360 games on Xbox One

Microsoft plans to launch the program broadly this autumn, while it continues to ask gamers which titles they would like to see.

If Spencer does get his wish and bring a similar scheme to Windows 10, then it’s likely to a good while coming. However, it’s certainly a prospect for PC gamers to savour.

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