It’s an end of an era. Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced today that the company has stopped manufactoring new Xbox 360 consoles. The Xbox 360 launched in 2005, and Call of Duty has a rich history on the platform. Xbox 360 was the best selling console of the last-generation, and Call of Duty played an integral part.
In fact, Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 2 was a launch title for the Xbox 360 in 2005, and since then, every single Call of Duty title has been released on Xbox 360.
Activision and Xbox even entered a partnership from Modern Warfare 2 through Advanced Warfare for DLC add ons available for on Xbox Live platforms. For Modern Warfare 3 through Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty eSports was also played on Xbox 360, switching over to Xbox One in latter titles, for the Call of Duty Championship.
While they’ve stopped manufacturing the console, Microsoft has reassured that the Xbox Live service for Xbox 360 will continue to be online for years too come, as backwards compatibility will extend the service.
Xbox 360s will still be on sale, but once current inventory is sold out, there will not be anymore available.