Original Xbox console and games to lose Live service in April

I have been playing video games since I was three and I still have hoards of old games from obsolete systems lying around. If you like to go back and play some of the old original Xbox games that you liked in the past on the first Xbox game console or the Xbox 360, Microsoft has some bad news for you.

The announcement was made today that starting on April 15 the Xbox Live service for all original Xbox games and the original Xbox console would be discontinued. This means that any Xbox v1 games that are playable on the Xbox 360 and Xbox Originals will lose Live service as well.

Microsoft says that the decision was not taken lightly, but the decision was made to benefit the Xbox Live community as a while. Gamers affected by the discontinuation will be contacted directly via LIVE messages and on email accounts associated with the accounts in the coming weeks. The messages will offer more details and opportunities according to Marc Whitten.