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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Tyrus
Tyrus K:58335 05/09/2013
Did Microsoft promise the same support for the original Xbox when they jumped to the Xbox 360? I can't remember a promise, but I do remember how they completely dropped support for the original Xbox in less than a year.

It's good to hear that they pledge to support the 360, but really, the console has been living off third-party support for the last three years with minimal effort from MS besides signing timed exclusivity deals. No true exclusives for three years either, which has sucked majorly. Their latest biggest hits State of Decay and Minecraft are PC titles and the latter is now going to PS3 and PS4.

Yep, more Gears and Halo, then.
Tano
Tano K:340036 05/09/2013
And those 100 games will be:

4x FIFA
4x Madden
4x Pixar movie game
8x Ubisoft games
4x Call of Duty games
2x Battlefield games

That's 26.

You get the point...
GreenThumb
GreenThumb K:100629 05/09/2013

Tano said: And those 100 games will be:
4x FIFA
4x Madden
4x Pixar movie game
8x Ubisoft games
4x Call of Duty games
2x Battlefield games
That's 26.
You get the point...



The other 74 will be made up of CoD spin offs
gammaray13
gammaray13 K:7379 05/09/2013

GreenThumb said:

Tano said: And those 100 games will be:
4x FIFA
4x Madden
4x Pixar movie game
8x Ubisoft games
4x Call of Duty games
2x Battlefield games
That's 26.
You get the point...


The other 74 will be made up of CoD spin offs


and Halo, you forgot Halo
GreenThumb
GreenThumb K:100629 05/09/2013
Halo 2: HD
Tano
Tano K:340036 05/09/2013

GreenThumb said: Halo 2: HD



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