Microsoft announced yesterday that they will cease production on the X-Box 360 console which really shouldn’t come as a surprise as we’re 2 plus years into the new console generation. No word on games for the 360, though I can’t recall any 1st party games coming out for the 360 in the last year, everything released for that as well as the PlayStation 3 have been ports of 3rd party Next Gen games.
The 360 leaves a legacy of fantastic new 1st party IPs such as Gears of War, along with the ability to party chat, as well as the best console online experience to date (still better than the X-Box One), and the X-Box Live Arcade with some really awesome Indie games. However, it did have it’s downsides as well, like a shortage at launch, and the Red Ring of Death (my console was replaced numerous times).
X-Box 360 we salute you the only way we know how, a Viking Funeral, thank you for all the fish.