Microsoft is pulling the plug on the original Xbox as Xbox LIVE support is being discontinued for the console on April 15.
The discontinuation of Xbox Live extends to Xbox Originals and Xbox games playable on the Xbox 360.
"This isn't a decision we made lightly, but after careful consideration, it is clear this will provide the greatest benefit to the Xbox LIVE community," said Microsoft's Marc Whitten. First launched in 2002, Xbox LIVE has since become the cornerstone of Microsoft's console strategy, enjoying huge popularity on the Xbox 360 with some 23 million users.
"I want to assure you that the best is yet to come for Xbox LIVE," Whitten continued "I believe we'll look back on 2010 as a landmark year in gaming and home entertainment, and I couldn't be more excited about what we have in store with "Project Natal" and LIVE."
This is one to sure rupture Halo 2 fanatics...I mean, dayum if you look at IGN right now - you can definitely see the diatribe.