If you were worried about the fact that Microsoft could dump the Xbox 360 soon and favor all future development to the brand new Xbox One, this could come as great news to you. In an interview with Metro magazine, Phil Spencer Head of Xbox said that they had an “obligation” to keep Xbox 360 alive.
“If you bought your Xbox 360 a year and a half ago, I think we have an obligation there,” Spencer said. “When people make a £100+ commitment to us, I want to make sure that there’s content for them.”
“Most of the third parties will support both generations for a couple of years,” he said. “For a third party this is the nice part of the curve for the last generation, because you’ve got millions of people out there and they want to sell content that these people will buy.
“They also want to kickstart the new generation successfully, so you’ll see a lot of them doing a little bit of both. For us in first party, our primary focus is Xbox One. I’ve been proud of our first party line-up on Xbox One.”
While the versions developed for previous generations will clearly be inferior to the ones for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you’ll still be able to play your favorite games without having to buy new hardware unless you want it. This was of thinking could really benefit Microsoft’s reputation, and it’s a nice way to treat the customers!