Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, announced that production of the Xbox 360 consoles will cease as of today. This comes as no surprise considering the console has been around for a little over a decade and focus has moved to further the development of the Xbox One. Since the introduction of backwards compatibility, the Xbox One has successfully given gamers a way to keep some of their beloved Xbox 360 titles, while moving into the current generation of console gaming.
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Phil Spencer also stated that support for the consoles will continue, including support for Xbox Live services and hardware support. They also have no plans, as of yet, to pull hardware, accessories, or games from retailers. This is most likely due to the constant growing list of backwards compatible titles on the Xbox One.
Spencer provided a heart felt thank you to the developers and fans of this beloved console:
“The Xbox 360 helped redefine an entire generation of gaming at Microsoft. I am incredibly proud of all of the work and dedication that went into development of the Xbox 360 hardware, services and games portfolio over the last decade. And I’m grateful to the fans for their continued passion and support.”
The 360 was released in the United States on November 22, 2005 and has remained a successful competitor in the world of gaming. Through the 360, we were introduced to staple franchises such as Gears of War, Halo, and Alan Wake as well as countless other classics. For over a decade it has continued to bring innovation and entertainment to our living rooms and to our gaming experience.
So geeks, what is your favourite memory that the Xbox 360 gave to you? We’d love to hear your thoughts, sound off in the comments below!