Yeah, the Xbox 360 is over 10 years old. It certainly doesn't feel that way, as over the years with numerous revisions both under the hood and on screen, the Xbox 360 grew from strength to strength into one of the most beloved consoles of all time. From the blade dash to avatars to Xbox Live Arcade and a long list of brilliant games like Gears of War and Mass Effect, the legacy of the Xbox 360 will be felt for a number of years. And after 10 years on the market Microsoft has discontinued production on the console.
But the company will continue to support and service what's currently out there. And with the recent success of backwards capability on the Xbox One, we'll probably be talking about Xbox 360 titles for the foreseeable future.
In a recent post, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms that the change won't effect current online services for the console.
We know that many of you became gamers on Xbox 360 and are still active, so it’s important to us that while the overall Xbox gaming experience will evolve and grow, we will continue to support the platform you love in multiple 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. 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.
And with that in mind, let's take a trip down Xbox 360 memory lane.
The many versions of Xbox 360 through the years
The original interface for the console, also known as The Blades
Which was replaced with Avatars and a new sleek design
Something that probably every early adopter saw at one time or another
One of the greats
Stephen Farrelly enjoying the wonders of Kinect