Do you hear that? It’s the voice of millions of Halo 2 players crying out in unison, then suddenly silenced. That’s exactly what will happen come April 15th when Microsoft flips the switch to cease Xbox LIVE service to all original Xbox titles.
In an open letter on the Gamerscore Blog, General Manager for Xbox LIVE Marc Whitten says the decision was not one that was taken lightly, but was necessary for the benefit of the Xbox LIVE service. With some of the upcoming Xbox LIVE changes, original Xbox titles were found to be incompatible with them.
Given how massive Xbox LIVE is and how it continues to evolve, this news isn’t surprising to me. Cutting off original Xbox titles from the Xbox LIVE service will hopefully make the service that much better. One thing I can think of that would be a suitable update would be the limited number of friends an Xbox LIVE account can have in their friend’s list.