This Is How You Can Still Play Your Xbox 360 Games After the Store Closes
Microsoft plans to shut down its Xbox 360 Store and Xbox 360 Marketplace on July 29, 2024. Next July, Xbox 360 owners will be unable to purchase new Xbox 360 games, DLC, and other content through the Xbox 360 Store, and the Xbox 360 Marketplace, which includes avatars and games, will also be blocked to new purchases.
If you already own a number of Xbox 360 digital titles, they will remain playable. An Xbox 360 console will not be able to purchase new games or DLC. Microsoft is also getting rid of the Movies & TV app on Xbox 360. This implies that “TV and movie content will no longer be viewable on your Xbox 360 after July 29th, 2024,” as Dave McCarthy, corporate vice president of Xbox player services, explains.
While the Xbox 360 Store may close next year, you will still be able to buy backward-compatible Xbox 360 games. “You will still be able to purchase hundreds of great backward-compatible Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games and DLC on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox.com,” McCarthy explains. After July 29th of next year, you will need to utilise a Windows 10 or later PC, Xbox One, or Xbox Series S / X to watch any TV series or movies purchased via the Xbox 360 Store.
The closing of the Xbox 360 Store will have no effect on Xbox network services for Xbox 360 consoles. Xbox 360 owners can still play online multiplayer and transfer games to another Xbox 360 or even an Xbox One or Xbox Series S / X. Xbox 360 titles will continue to receive updates even after the Xbox 360 Store closes. Microsoft has a comprehensive FAQ page about the Xbox 360 Store closing here.