Microsoft to keep supporting Xbox 360

#1 Posted by KingOfAsh (51 posts) -

Despite the Xbox One coming out later this year, Microsoft and several developers have said that they intend to continue supporting the Xbox 360 and it's Live for several years. Lionhead Studios was one such company to say so (the creators of Fable). I also read that is what Microsoft said in a 360 magazine I was looking at the other day. And that "if you don't want to play always online, get a 360" could mean something (other than Microsoft punching its fans in the face). How do you feel about this?

#2 Edited by OGred (196 posts) -

Isn't it expected? Pretty similar to the ds and PS2 (rip) situation. The huge install base means it can't be ignored. Hell, games that are on 360 and xbox one will sell more on 360. I'd prefer if they dropped it and allowed developers to focus on the 'next big thing'. But i'm sure some will be glad they can play GTAV on their 360

The whole "if you don't want to play always online, get a 360" is a turkey slap to consumers and (I don't think) is related to them supporting the console. It's pretty shitty that instead of 'fixing' what consumers had issues with, we're told to buy the previous version.

#3 Posted by KingOfAsh (51 posts) -

@ogred: The Original Xbox died almost instantly, though it wasn't as popular and they didn't have this kind of situation

#4 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2485 posts) -

Has MS announced a single 360 exclusive game since Gears Judgment?

"Supporting" the 360 seems to mean they will keep letting 3rd party publishers make games for it so they can collect on licensing.

Words are water.

#5 Posted by Kedi2 (243 posts) -

Has MS announced a single 360 exclusive game since Gears Judgment?

Fable Anniversary

#6 Posted by falserelic (5333 posts) -

#7 Posted by Hailinel (23928 posts) -

@kedi2 said:
@krakn3dfx said:

Has MS announced a single 360 exclusive game since Gears Judgment?

Fable Anniversary

How about any exclusives that aren't remakes?

Online
#8 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1803 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@kedi2 said:
@krakn3dfx said:

Has MS announced a single 360 exclusive game since Gears Judgment?

Fable Anniversary

How about any exclusives that aren't remakes?

State of Decay until they announce an actual PC release date.

#9 Edited by Kedi2 (243 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@kedi2 said:
@krakn3dfx said:

Has MS announced a single 360 exclusive game since Gears Judgment?

Fable Anniversary

How about any exclusives that aren't remakes?

Super Time Force

Edit: That may have been announced before Gears though, I'm not too sure.

#10 Posted by sp0rkeh (38 posts) -

Has MS announced a single 360 exclusive game since Gears Judgment?

"Supporting" the 360 seems to mean they will keep letting 3rd party publishers make games for it so they can collect on licensing.

Words are water.

I would imagine "supporting" to mean they will continue to manufacture the systems, maintain Live infrastructure (including tech support), and put out dashboard updates when necessary. This is really to be expected since there is no backwards compatibility on the Xbox One.

#11 Posted by mrfluke (5093 posts) -

yea split gen games will continue to be a part of the system for like 2 years.

not to mention that they are still selling 360's so it is in the best interest to keep flowing it with games.

#12 Posted by tourgen (4427 posts) -

Oh, no doubt. There are so many of those boxes out there and they are still selling pretty well, even now.

But, has the betting pool started on which year they take down Xbox Live for 360? It's just a matter of time now.

#13 Posted by JasonR86 (9609 posts) -

lol. Until they don't need to should be said at the end of any such statement.

#15 Edited by TheStandardToaster (119 posts) -

To be honest they haven't really been supporting the 360 for the past couple of years. I'd say 2010 was the last year they actually did. Since then it has been a gears or halo game along with forza...

#16 Edited by ProfessorEss (7281 posts) -

@tourgen said:

Oh, no doubt. There are so many of those boxes out there and they are still selling pretty well, even now.

But, has the betting pool started on which year they take down Xbox Live for 360? It's just a matter of time now.

I dunno know man I'd think there could still some years of money to be made off subscriptions for their "budget console", if they spun it right..

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