EA's decidedly offline first-person
shooter Black won't be coming to the Xbox 360, if Criterion's Alex Ward has anything to say about it, at least
until Black 2 hits store shelves. Ward also lays the blame for the lack of Xbox backward compatibility for
Black and the Burnout series of games squarely on Microsoft's emulating shoulders.
It's somewhat surprising that Ward would deny an enhanced version of Black on the 360, considering the updated Burnout Revenge scheduled to hit retail in just a few weeks. Alex did insist, however, that compatibility for Revenge was not up to the developer, stating: "We'd absolutely love it if our Burnout games worked on 360, but it's down to what Microsoft wants to do. It controls and decides what games its emulator works with. I've actually asked them four times myself for them to make it happen, but it's really not up to us."