Back in February, Microsoft announced that it was pulling the plug on the original Xbox Live Service. A few eyebrows were raised and people started to wonder why. What did Microsoft have up their sleeves which meant they had to kill the good old Xbox Live which was the home of Halo 2 multiplayer? The speculation was rife with most people coming to the conclusion that all would be revealed at this years E3.
It’s clear to see that the current XBL that we all know and love was operating under the constraints of the service launced for the Xbox and one example of this was the friend limit restriction of 100 friends. So how come E3 came and went and nothing was revealed? We are all still operating under and connecting to the same XBL service we have since the start of 2010. It is even more baffling that Microsoft didn’t even tease the gaming world with some of the upcoming enhancements in the light of Sony’s announcement of PSN+.
If I fell asleep for 10 seconds during the Microsoft E3 keynote and missed how they quickly mentioned something that explained the urgency to disconnect Xbox Live (Original) then please could someone comment below to fill me in? Or was it somehow connected to Kinect and its functionality?
Even better still, what enhancements are you now expecting with the next Xbox dashboard update, half a year after the light went out on the original XBL?