Time to break out the old copies of Halo 2!
E3 brought us a lot of news about the release of Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One X (X.B.O.X. Very sneaky Microsoft…). Among this news is details about the new 4K graphics, console exclusives, price, and hardware. But one big piece of information for long time Xbox fans in the inclusion of LAN parties with friends. Back in the day, we didn’t have the fancy, high speed internet like we do today, so if you wanted to play games against your friends and show them who the best was, you needed to hook your consoles up with wires all while piled into one room. Could it be uncomfortable? Yes, but there was nothing better than seeing the rage on your best friends face when you no-scoped him from across the map.
This information comes from an interviewer from Youtuber iJustine, who got to speak to Xbox’s Lead of marketing Albert Penello. While discussing the potential of the new Xbox console, Mr. Penello reveals that while gamers will be able to play original xbox titles on their Xbox One consoles, they will also be able to set up LAN parties between original Xbox, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One family of consoles. While this news may seem unsubstantial to the younger crowd, long time fans will be thrilled to be able to go back and enjoy some nostalgia with their own games, as well as playing multiplayer like we did back in the day. If you would like to watch the whole interview, the video can be seen below.
Gamers will have to wait for each original title to be prepped for backwards compatible play on the Xbox one, just like with the original Xbox 360, but the list is growing all the time. Now we wait for our chance to throw back to college days and have some fun. Will you be hooking up with your friends for some old school gaming? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow Bonus Level Gaming on Facebook for all the latest in gaming news, memes, cosplay, and more! Thanks for reading!