Microsoft announced that it is to shut down Xbox Fitness completely by July 1, 2017.
Microsoft detailed a timeline to explain the shutdown process. From today, the app will no longer be available to purchase, and support is to be reduced over the course of the coming year.
From December 15, Xbox Fitness will be removed from ‘Free with Gold’ offerings, and finally on July 1, 2017 the app and related content will no longer be available to use.
Explaining the decision behind the shutting down of Xbox Fitness, Microsoft’s Erica Bell wrote, “Given the service relies on providing you with new and exciting content regularly, Microsoft has given much consideration to the reality updating the service regularly in order to sustain it. Therefore, the decision has been made to scale back our support for Xbox Fitness over the next year.”
Many Xbox Fitness users have taken to the Microsoft Blog to voice their displeasure, but the writing appears to be on the wall.