Microsoft has revealed today, alongside the Xbox One release date, that they will support the Xbox 360 for three years after the release of the Xbox One.
This surprising reveal from MS came from chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi, during his time at the Citi Global Technology Conference yesterday. His official statement reads;
“If you look at Xbox 360 that platform [has] lasted for seven to eight years and it’s going to go for another three years. It’s incredibly profitable now in the tail.”
He expanded further on this, assuring gamers who might not want to jump onto the next generation straight away, that there would be plenty of games coming out for the Xbox 360.
“We are going to continue to invest in Xbox 360 and the two devices can work in concert,” he said. “So it isn’t just like the day we ship Xbox One, Xbox 360 won’t work, we will continue to support it. In fact, we are going to ship over 100 new games on Xbox 360, so you will still be able to play your games, just not on the same exact box.”
For information on the official release date of the Xbox One, watch the video below.