Say goodbye to your Xbox 360 friends?

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While your friends list will transfer over to the Xbox One when you upgrade to the new console, that doesn’t mean that you will be able to chat to your buddies who are still using the Xbox 360. Nope, inter-generational might not actually be possible.

Major Nelson has confirmed on Reddit that communication between the two systems may be an issue because they use very different communication models. While the Xbox 360 has a chat system, the new console will be using Skype. Major Nelson confirmed, saying:

Exactly. I need to talk to the engineers, but for the reasons mentioned above it will be challenging.

Back in the day, when Don Mattrick was still at Microsoft, he said that players could still use party chat to communicate. I also wonder if people will be able to use Skype for 360 in order to keep their conversations going.

Do you think this will pose any problems? Were you planning on playing Titanfall or Watch Dogs with people from a range of platforms? Or, like backwards compatibility, is this a feature that gamers will rage about but rarely use?

Last Updated: July 22, 2013

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