The Xbox 360 has officially been discontinued0 Comments
Last year, Microsoft's second gaming console turned ten years old. This was a huge milestone for the Xbox 360, as this was the system that gamers flocked to during the previous generation. Of course, many have now moved on to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, or even PC, with Microsoft having turned their primary focus towards Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Phil Spencer has now announced that the Xbox 360 is officially being discontinued. This means that Microsoft has stopped production on the system, as well as its official accessories. Customers will still be able to find new systems, accessories, and games in stores for as long as they still have stock. As such, if you've been waiting on collecting an Xbox 360, then now is the time to strike.
Although the hardware is being discontinued, the Xbox 360 is still alive and well, digitally speaking. Much of this is thanks to the backwards compatibility initiative on Xbox One, which allows users to play Xbox 360 digital titles. You will still be able to play online matches and purchase digital games and DLC for that platform for the forseeable future.
Even though the Xbox 360 console hardware may finally be done, its spirit is set to live on throughout the Xbox One's lifespan as backwards compatible titles continue to make their way onto Xbox Live. Both past fans and newer gamers will be able to enjoy the games that made the Xbox 360 so great.