When we ran the story of Microsoft turning off online support for the original Xbox’s games on April 15th we speculated that fans of such games like Halo 2 might be in someway compensated. You know, maybe free Gold membership access or a complimentary game or two for their trouble.
We weren’t far off. Kotaku are running with the news that loyal (or dated, depends on your perspective) fans of Halo 2 – one of the games about to go dark online next month – have been contacted by Microsoft with the promise of “free three-month Gold memberships and 400 Microsoft Points to spend on the game, add-on or Avatar clothing item of their choice.”
They’ve also been extended an invite into the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta as a sweetener for their dusty console getting the virtual cold-shoulder. Here’s hoping these people actually have 360s. After all, this is 2003, right?