Still using Xbox 360 marketplace? Microsoft has bad news

You'll still be able to play your Xbox games

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  • Starting February 7, Microsoft stops selling several games and add-ons in select regions on Xbox 360.
  • Fans have been speculating for weeks, and although the popular reports suggest its total shutdown, Microsoft will not be fully cutting the support from Xbox 360 marketplace.
  • We will provide you with a list of titles that won't be purchasable on Xbox 360 marketplace. 
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Microsoft will stop providing purchase option for a number of game titles and add-ons in a few selected territories on the Xbox 360 marketplace as of February 7.

That means, several items will not be available for purchase, but for those who’d acquired them before, there’s always an option to re-download them. 

Is Microsoft shutting down Xbox 360 marketplace?

Contrary to popular reports, however, Microsoft is not shutting down the marketplace for good, but rather stopping the distribution of several game titles. 

Previously, fans were worried after a message from Microsoft encouraging them to purchase any 360 games or DLC by May 2023 because they’ll put an end to the Xbox 360 marketplace over the course of the year.

In a statement to Gematsu, however, a Microsoft spokesperson says that the message was an error. 

As a reminder, 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 stores.

The list of items that will not be available on the marketplace

The list varies from one region to another, but in the United States, these titles will be removed from the Xbox 360 marketplace.

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

If you’re re-downloading previously purchased titles from the Xbox 360 marketplace, here are some tricks you can do to speed up the download process from the Xbox app.

Have you purchased or planned to buy any of these 360 titles? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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