Nearly 4 Dozen Games To Be Delisted From Xbox 360 Store, Purchase For Backwards Compatible Consoles To Remain

Posted on February 1, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Now two console generations later, the Xbox 360 is still considered the most renowned system from Microsoft. Even as the Xbox Series consoles are beginning to deliver on unique hitters with Hi-Fi Rush and Starfield & Redfall on the way, Xbox 360 is still a prominent player a decade after. Especially when FPS Boost shipped for select titles, returning to beloved titles became even more of a reason to experience that generation once more.

Microsoft even acknowledges this in 2022. At the time, the firm released a selection of classic Xbox 360 gamer pictures reworked for the new Xbox systems. So your same identity from the 360 days still resonates in the 2020s. Additionally, Xbox 360 did get hit hard this fall as well. In that, the platform was scratched from Xbox Games with Gold in October only limiting the monthly update to two titles per month now.

In a new discovery via Xbox Support, roughly four dozen titles will be delisted from the Xbox 360 marketplace starting February 7th. You can read the full list below:

Aegis Wing
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed IV
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
Blood of the Werewolf
Blue Dragon
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Castle Crashers
Cloning Clyde
Counter-Strike: GO
Dark Souls
Darksiders II
Defense Grid
Eets: Chowdown
Far Cry 2
Final Fight: Double Impact
Iron Brigade
Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
Jet Set Radio
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Lost Odyssey
Mass Effect 2
Mutant Blobs Attack
Outpost Kaloki X
Peggle 2
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Prince of Persia
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Skate 2
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars KOTOR 2
The Orange Box
The Raven Episode 1
The Witcher 2

Noted, some confusion was drawn from the announcement initially. When outlets brought the topic to attention, the matter was that Microsoft would be delisting the listed games for good – that including the latter Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S Store. However, that is not the case according to one statement Gematsu received. One sign of this significance is that Jet Set Radio, a game not offered for backwards compatibility, is being delisted.

“Beginning on February 7, 2023, a limited set of games, add-ons, and in-game content will no longer be purchasable in select markets via the Xbox 360 Store. These titles will no longer be purchasable on the Xbox 360 Store only, and titles that are available to be purchased on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Stores will remain purchasable. You will still be able to play discs or previously downloaded games on your Xbox 360 and modern consoles if they are backwards compatible titles,” the statement reads.

So while the newer backwards compatible consoles are safe for now, Microsoft still has work to improve this system. Last year, the Xbox firm finally enabled offline play for all Xbox One titles nearly a decade after the system’s release. But, legacy Xbox 360 titles & original Xbox games are still voided from this currently. You can read the full report by heading here.

Which game on this list is your favorite from the Xbox 360?

Source: Microsoft

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