What! Microsoft are pulling Xbox Live?! No! Not the online multiplayer action that millions of users use everyday!? Surely not!
Well don’t worry, you more than likely won’t be affected by this. But Microsoft are pulling Xbox Live, only it’s for the original Xbox console, not the Xbox 360. So now you can go and breath a sigh of relief.
On April 15, 2010, Microsoft plans to pull the plug on Xbox LIVE services for its original Xbox as well as online services for Xbox games playable on the Xbox 360. Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb broke the news on his blog and said the shutdown will commence with immediate discontinuation of auto-renewals for gamers still subscribed to the service through an original Xbox.
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
So I’m afraid that all you Halo 2 fans will have to surrender as of April 15th and I regret to inform you that you will have to go out and purchase the most recent Halo game. And more than likely a Xbox 360 if you want to play it.
But as I said, if your already using an Xbox 360, you won’t be affected in the slightest at all. It’s only those of you who are stuck in the past and on the old Xbox console who will feel the wrath of Microsoft.