Xbox LIVE to Stop Supporting Xbox V1 Games in About a Month; Players Get Consolation Prizes

March 5, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Recently, Microsoft have revealed that the Xbox LIVE service is due to be updated soon, and the new update will make it incompatible with first-generation Xbox games. The company has taken great care to ensure their users aren’t left empty-handed from the whole ordeal, though.

Halo 2 is still relatively popular online, and the new update will put an end to that for good – according to the news release by Microsoft, games will still work fine in offline mode, but those that rely on Xbox LIVE for multiplayer connectivity will no longer be playable.

Halo 2 players will get some great consolation prizes though – a free three-month membership for Xbox LIVE, as well as 400 MS points, also free. Not to mention a reserved spot in the Halo: Reach beta – for those who want it, of course.

It should come as no surprise to anyone in their right mind that the console’s is about to be discontinued – it’s almost ten years old already. But the important thing here is that Microsoft are showing great care for their dedicated player base.

[ Via Engadget ]

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