Martin Starr, best known for his roles on “Freaks and Geeks” and HBO’s “Silicon Valley”, is featured in a video released this morning. Playing the “innovation guy” who single-handedly redesigned the Xbox One experience, the actor claims he was in fact the code-writing phenom behind the highly anticipated Xbox One update arriving tomorrow.
The New Xbox One Experience includes backward compatibility for more than 100 Xbox 360 games, a redesign of the user experience on the console and new streaming options through Windows 10 devices – all features Martin claims were “easy.”
“As someone who grew up on video games I get nostalgic when it comes to gaming. Games I used to play can remind me of a particular time in my life. Being able to play the games I used to obsess over on Xbox One is ideal and a long time coming.”
In addition to backward compatibility, Martin claims he is also responsible for making the console faster and more social so more time can be spent gaming.
While Martin played no real role in the New Xbox One Experience, the good news is that all of the claims he has made in his release are in fact true. The Xbox One Experience will begin rolling out to Xbox One users tomorrow, including backward compatibility for more than 100 Xbox 360 games like Mass Effect, Borderlands, and the Gears of War series. For a full list of backward compatible games, check out this link.