It’s true. The big news we’ve been wondering about and to some degree dreading for months is finally confirmed. Xbox 1 Live Multiplayer will be disabled on April 15, 2010. This is because some features that the Xbox Team wants to add to LIVE are simply incompatible with Original Xbox games.
We know that one of these is bigger friend lists. For myself, as more and more great games come out I want more people, some for Halo, some for MW2, some for Bioshock 2, some for Marvel Ultimate Alliance, etc.
What else is in store? Very little has been revealed. But what we do know is Halo 2 and all other Xbox 1 games will no longer be playable on LIVE after April 15. Offline play will still work.
Podtacular, in its role as the Unofficial Halo Universe Podcast, will undoubtedly hold several Halo 2 multiplayer events as we send off the game that single-handedly made Xbox Live what it is today. Discuss this news in our forums, meet up with Halo 2 gamers, and stay tuned for events! Betcha can’t stick it!