With the upcoming Xbox 360 Autumn firmware update gamers will apparently be able to download original Xbox titles to their 360s, with Halo
leading the way.
We say "apparently" because we've had no confirmation directly from Microsoft. However, the reports initially came via the latest Official Xbox Magazine reported on online stablemate CVG
. The latter has removed
The update will reportedly come on December 4th. While Halo
will be first in line, other titles such as Fable
and Burnout 3
will follow it onto Live Arcade.
The price is apparently set at 1,200 Microsoft points, or £10 for those of us who still deal in sterling. Not a bad price for a full game. Beware though, these £10 downloads will eat up space like the Flying Spaghetti Monster filling hell with stale beer.
The report also states that – while no date has been set yet – Xbox Live's video on demand (VOD) service is also gathering steam, with studios such as Warner Brothers in talks with Microsoft.
Films will reportedly set you back around £5, or roughly 600 Microsoft points. Once it's downloaded you'll have 14 days to watch them before they delete themselves. Once a film's started, you'll need to watch it within a day – again, before it deletes itself. It's all a bit Mission Impossible
Between full Xbox games and looming film content, the Elite's 120GB of storage is suddenly looking very appealing. Strange, that...