Thursday, December 8, 2011

Original Xbox support on Xbox LIVE ends today

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Later today we’ll be turning off the ability for original Xboxes to connect to Xbox LIVE.  It’s the end of an era, and there’s definitely an odd vibe in the air at Xbox HQ right now.  Re-Volt, Ghost Recon, MechAssault, RTCW, Halo 2 and more – we’ll miss you!

We’ve been getting a slow but steady stream of questions about what this means, so I’m going to answer the most common ones here:

Q: Can I still play my original Xbox games offline?

A: Yes!  This disables support for online multiplayer, leaderboards, marketplace and other online features but does not impact offline play.

Q: Does this impact Halo 2 PC?

A: No!  Halo 2 PC will continue unchanged as it’s a Games for Windows – LIVE game and not for the original Xbox.

Q: When will this take effect?

A: On April 15, 2010 (that's today as I type this).  We aren’t saying exactly when we'll be flipping the switch.

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P.S.  For those of you looking for an update on Matchmaking in Modern Warfare 2 – we are continuing to work on making the experience better for everyone.  There isn’t anything I can say today, but stay tuned.


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