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Xbox 360 system update released

New feature lets users begin a video rental on console and continue it on another platform

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new Xbox 360 system update, according to various online accounts.

Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb said of the system update on Monday:


Despite Microsoft switching focus to Xbox One in the run-up to the console's November 2013 release, Xbox chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi said last September that the company will continue to support Xbox 360 for years to come.

"If you look at Xbox 360 that platform [has] lasted for seven to eight years and it's going to go for another three years," he said. "We are going to continue to invest in Xbox 360 and the two devices can work in concert. In fact, we are going to ship over 100 new games on Xbox 360, so you will still be able to play your games, just not on the same exact box."

The next high-profile Xbox 360 game is Titanfall, which was originally scheduled to launch in March alongside Xbox One and PC versions. Following two delays, the Xbox 360 Titanfall release date has now been confirmed as April 8 in North America and April 11 in Europe.


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