It's been just over ten years since the Xbox Live servers for the original Xbox were shut down, but a new replacement for the service is currently in private development. It's called Insignia, and will reportedly allow original Xbox owners to play games online without any modifications or patches to software.

As part of the announcement, the team behind Insignia posted a short video showing a successful sign-up to the Xbox Live style server, which you can see above. It says the service has been in private development since late last year, and is hoping to have games working by Autumn 2020.

None of this is officially supported by Microsoft of course, but it's certainly an exciting development for old-school Xbox fans. The Insignia team says the service isn't quite ready yet, although a private beta will follow when testers are required. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one!

What are your thoughts on Insignia so far? Interested in trying it out? Let us know in the comments.

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