Microsoft has announced that they are shutting down the Xbox Live service for the original Xbox games - including original Xbox games that are playable on Xbox 360 - on April 15, 2010.
In a statement to Kotaku
Xbox Live's Larry Hryb commented:
"While I can't comment on the specifics, this change will allow us to continue evolving the LIVE service with new features and experiences that fully harness the power of Xbox 360 and the Xbox LIVE community. We did not make this decision lightly, but after careful consideration and review we realize that this decision will allow us unprecedented flexibility for future features."
What these features are and why they required the deactivation of Xbox Live old the original Xbox remain to be seen.
Xbox Live Version 1, 2003 - 2010.
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