In a reent annoucement from Microsoft, from 15th of April 2010 XBOX Live players will no longer be able to play Xbox Original games on XBOX Live.
In a effort to “evolve” the online gaming service, Microsoft has stated they will be making changes to the service that render the old games (that are still somewhat popular with hardcore gamers) incompatible. In the below email from XBOX, the focus was on the Halo games while reassuring the gamers that the offline parts of the games will still be functional.
Selected XBOX Live players will be given rewards to the value of three-month free Gold membership and 400 MS points. But this won’t be for everyone as not everyone will be affected.