It’s time to wave a fond farewell to another console as Microsoft have announced that the Xbox 360 will no longer be manufactured. “The realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us,” posted Phil Spencer in a blog, adding that they continue to sell their existing inventory of Xbox 360 consoles.
Whilst the console is being discontinued, support for the product is not.
Xbox 360 owners will continue to receive Xbox Live services for their console, such as online multiplayer gaming and parties, access to the apps they use today, and Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.
Xbox Live servers that support Xbox 360 services will also remain online and active. Our Xbox 360 fans can continue to play their favorite games with the full support of Xbox Live.
Gamers will also be able to continue to buy over 4,000 Xbox 360 games or Xbox 360 accessories at retail and through our Xbox 360 store online, while supplies last.
Any Xbox 360 hardware will still be supported at xbox.com/support.
And Xbox One owners will be able to continue to enjoy available Xbox 360 games through Xbox One Backward Compatibility – at no additional cost.
“I want to personally thank the Xbox community – that includes the vast and diverse audience of gamers, developers and publishers who brought so much passion and creativity to the Xbox 360,” posted Phil. “You are the heart of what we do at TEAM XBOX, and you have been critical to the success of Xbox 360.”