Gamerscore Blog reports that Microsoft has today announced that they will no longer support original Xbox titles. This means taht original Xbox games such as Halo 2 will not longer be available for purchase, nor will original Xbox titles be available for play on the original iteration of Xbox Live.
Furthermore, Xbox Live service for all the original Xbox consoles will no longer be available in any form for users. Microsoft has said that they will contact Xbox Live members who are directly affected by this with more details and new opportunities.
Dropping this service from the original version of Xbox Live will enable Microsoft to move forward with developing services and providing new features for subscribers. Microsoft in the past has attributed a number of shortcomings of the current Xbox Live service (Such as the restriction of only 100 Xbox Live friends) to the limitations of the original implementation of the Xbox.