This rumor has been floating around since yesterday, but an official press release from Microsoft confirms original Xbox games will be sold over the Xbox Live Marketplace. A system update on December 4 will enable users to download Halo, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, Fable and Psychonauts directly to their Xbox 360. Each game costs 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), which is a little on the pricey side. It’s just too easy to pick up a used physical copy of Crimson Skies and Fable: The Lost Chapters (the extended version) for less. Also buying the disc means you don’t have to expend precious hard drive space on the now tiny 20GB hard drive. I suppose this service could still be useful if Microsoft throws up some harder to find stuff in the future, but unless you have a 120 GB hard drive you still have to juggle a limited amount of space.
Additionally, everyone will be able to download a specified Xbox Live Arcade game for free from November 15 to November 16 (one day only!) and anyone who joined the Xbox Live in 2002 will net 500 Microsoft Points for free.