After 10 years and 5 months Microsoft have officially announced that they will cease production of their incredibly successful Xbox 360. Naturally any remaining stock in stores or online will be available for purchase, but once that ruins out the Xbox 360 will no longer purchasable without heading to Ebay.
In a blog post Phil Spencer said, “Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft. And while we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us. Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles.”
Spencer also took the time to mention that Xbox Live will continue to run as normal so that you can continue to play online with other gamers.
To this day the Xbox 360 remains my favorite console. Although I played a lot of games on varying platforms beforehand it was the Xbox 360 that really sparked my passion. From Mass Effect to Gears of War to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to Red Dead: Redemption and so many more it has given me loads of happy memories. But now my Xbox 360 sits largely unused as PC gaming consumes me more and more and the Xbox One lurks in the shadows, occasionally leaping out to get my attention.
So long Xbox 360. I loved you. I love you. I’ll keep loving you.