Microsoft Has Officially Stopped Making Xbox 360

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is officially at its end. After more than ten good years in gamers’ hands, the godfather of Gears of War and Halo had it’s last goodbye announced by Microsoft on their website, this Wednesday.

States Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox:

“Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft. And while we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us. Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles.”

Microsoft_XBOXWhile the technology is no longer being made and sold, Microsoft stated on their website that they will continue to support gamers playing on the console in the following ways:

  • 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. 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 the 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.

But while one door closes, another one opens. According to Microsoft the company will be sharing more of their plans for gaming on Xbox One, Windows 10 and beyond in the weeks and months to come.

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