Phil Spencer has long been spreading his message of being for the gamer and his newest goal for the industry certainly seems to back it up as he urges the entire industry to support legal counterfeiting in order to get games.
“My hope (and I think I have to show it now) is that we as an industry would be working on a legal emulation that would allow modern hardware to run (within reasonable limits) any older executable that someone could to play every game. “
The idea of legal emulation across the industry to preserve the entire history of video games sounds like some kind of pipe dream, although it will likely come with more complications than we can see right now.
At least at least Spencer suggests something. There was no real effort from Sony trying to preserve their history, and even willing to get rid of a large part of it earlier in the year than that PS Vita and PS3 Shops almost closed.
“I think if we ended up saying, ‘Hey, everyone should be able to buy any game, or own any game and keep playing.’ that seems like a great north star for us as an industry. “
Source – [Axios]