Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360’s Marketplace will close down, but you can still play your games.
You can read the announcement below:
This November will mark 18 years since Xbox 360 launched. It was a generation-defining console that invited many to jump into gaming for the first time and connect with friends around the world. Over the years, we’ve heard stories of players who found a lifelong love of games, starting with the likes of Kameo, Gears of War, Fable 2 and other Xbox 360 classics. We’re thrilled so many fans keep playing their favorite Xbox 360 games on Xbox 360, or on newer consoles via Backward Compatibility.
As we head toward 2024, we have a change to share about the Xbox 360 experience:
On July 29, 2024, Xbox will stop supporting the ability to purchase new games, DLC, and other entertainment content from the Xbox 360 Store on the console and the Xbox 360 Marketplace (marketplace.xbox.com)
Related to this change, the Microsoft Movies & TV app will no longer function on Xbox 360, which means TV and movie content will no longer be viewable on your Xbox 360 after July 29th, 2024.
Between now and July 2024, you can continue purchasing games and DLC from the Xbox 360 Store and at the Xbox 360 Marketplace.
This change will not affect your ability to play Xbox 360 games or DLC you have already purchased. Xbox 360 game content previously purchased will still be available to play , not only the Xbox 360 console but also Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S devices via backward compatibility.
It has been stated that the Xbox 360 Marketplace will close down on July 29, 2024, and users will not be able to purchase games, DLCs, or any other content available.
This change does not affect the games that users already own, but it does mean that these titles will be inaccessible for purchase later.
Even after the cut-off date users will still be able to play these titles online or through retro-compatibility, if they have been purchased before the marketplace shut down.
The full announcement goes over all of the details, and can be found here.