Seems like some first wave backwards compatibility games have glaring performance issues, like Mass Effect, or the Gears of War games, or Halo Reach. I've heard some people say simply that it just depends on the Xbox 360 games themselves, that whether the games were more GPU or CPU bound makes all the difference, and that's why say games like Red Dead Redemption actually perform marginally better on the Xbox One hardware than they did on the Xbox 360. Some games I've played I don't even notice any problems.
Seems the later entries in the BC catalog seem to do better, and I'm curious if Microsoft is now simply putting games up on the BC catalog that run better, or whether the performance disparity between titles that perform well and those that don't could be better explained not by their original Xbox 360 code and how the Xbox One's X360 emulator handles it, but whether each of these titles has certain tweaks in the emulation software that finds the right balance of system resources and optimal performance. Because, if that's the case, wouldn't that mean that maybe those lower performing and problematic BC titles can be enhanced for better performance?
And if that's the case, well, I'd really love to see the big name titles get the performance improvements they deserve, like Halo Reach, or Mass Effect, or the Gears of War games. Those signature Xbox 360 titles that made the Xbox 360 one of my favorite systems in my 30 years of gaming. Couldn't tinkering, tweaking, and improving on emulator settings possibly find optimal performance with these games?
I realize companies always need to manage resources, and can't get hung up on one project, and need to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward. I get that. But still, whatever process goes into making these games work on the Xbox One, there seems to be a lack of consistency in performance, but they're getting better, and once they (whomever "they" are) get more familiar and more effective at it, I think it might be a good idea from time-to-time to revisit tweaking these games' emulator settings in the fashion that's been found to be more effective.