So, when was the last time you played with your Xbox 360? A few months. A year or so. Well, pull it out of the closet and dust it off because Microsoft has released the latest update for their last gen system, the first in more than two years. There’s no clue as to what the new update does other than “fix minor bugs and make improvements.” But, at least Microsoft is still showing love for their sophomore system. Releasing the update can be seen odd considering that Microsoft discontinued the Xbox 360 on April 20, 2016. However, it isn’t all that strange. Sony ended production of the PlayStation 3 in North America in October 2016, but the last update for the system, 4.82, was released on November 14, 2017. The Wii U received an update, Ver. 5.5.2, on July 17, 2017. Nintendo ended the Wii U’s life half a year prior to update on January 31, 2017.
Although the Xbox 360 is still supported, with Xbox Live, Marketplace features and everything else, backwards capability for the Xbox One has moved a lot of 360 titles and activities onto the current system. Backwards capability between the XB1 and Xbox 360 was a big announcement at E3 2015. With over 500 titles available, this has become a staple feature for the Xbox One and new game are announced every week. It should be noted that Sony once held supremacy over backwards capability, making it available on both the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 4 does not possess this feature; however, some PS2 and PS3 titles have remastered or rereleased. These include but are not limited to God of War 3, Ratchet and Clank, the Devil May Cry trilogy, Devil May Cry 4 and the upcoming Spyro Reignited.