Xbox 360 will be supported until 2016, 100 new games on the way
The Xbox 360 will have continued support for three more years before being phased out in 2016, Microsoft has announced.
Xbox chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi confirmed at the Citi Global Technology Conference yesterday (via Eurogamer) that the aging eight year-old console is not out of life yet, and could expect to see over 100 new games released on the platform.
"You've seen us over the years constantly be focused on profitability and improving year over year," he said. "There are different points in the cycle of when you invest in new hardware.
"If you look at 360 that platform lasted for seven to eight years and it's going to go for another three years. It's incredibly profitable now in the tail.
"Some of these things take some time in the launch year in which you invest, and then they they play out over time."
Despite the imminent international launch of the Xbox One, Medhi insists Microsoft won't abandon the 360.
"We're going to continue to invest in Xbox 360, and the two devices can work in concert," he said. "So it's not like the day we ship Xbox One your 360 won't work. We'll continue to support it."
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