Microsoft will be releasing the XBox 360, the next generation XBox console, in a couple of weeks. One of the big discussions about the new console has been backwards compatibility with the current XBox games. An emulator will have to be installed (either via XBox Live, download or CD) for old games to work. The emulator also requires a hard drive, which only comes with the more expensive version of the XBox 360. However, the emulator does not support all games. Microsoft has released a list
of 212 games which can be run with the emulator. The Sims (Get A Life), The Sims Bustin' Out, The Urbz and the Sims 2 all cannot be found on the list, and thus aren't likely to run on the new platform but on the original XBox only. Microsoft has promised more games will be added to the list in the future, but whether the existing Sims titles will ever work is unsure.
Written at 15:02 on Sunday, 13 November 2005 by ChEeTaH