Microsoft to close Xbox 360 store in July 2024

While Xbox Live Gold is soon disappearing in favor of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft is about to turn another page. As a matter of fact, the Redmond company has just announced a sad news. 18 years after the launch of the Xbox 360, which is still considered by some to be the manufacturer’s best console, The American giant announced that the Xbox 360 store will be closed in 2024.

Here are the detailed announcements given by Microsoft:

  • From 29 July 2024, Xbox will stop supporting the ability to buy new gamesDLCs ​​and other entertainment content on the Xbox 360 Console and Marketplace in the Xbox 360 Store
  • Then, Microsoft Movies & TV app will no longer work on Xbox 360This means that TV content and movies can no longer be watched on your Xbox 360 after July 29, 2024.

Microsoft states that you can always save your games and progress to the Microsoft cloud. It will also be possible to recover your data on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. “What hasn’t changed is our commitment to preserving your ability to play content you’ve already purchased on your favorite device, which means we’re committed to supporting Xbox 360 playing in the future. play and redownload previously purchased content and connect with friends”, It reassures Microsoft on its official website.

Still, there are reasons to be concerned about the preservation of games released at that time. According to our colleagues at VGC, at least 220 games will be gone forever After 360 stores closed, why? These games never took advantage of the physical release and did not benefit from the backwards compatibility program on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S…

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