Halo 2 PC Going Offline Permanently February 15
Jessica “bsangel” Shea, community manager at Halo Waypoint, announced in the company’s weekly Halo Bulletin that Halo 2 for PC will be closing its online servers permanently on February 15, 2013. The shutdown is due to consistently low levels of player activity, as tends to be symptoms of a game as ancient as that.
“We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less. Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date; however our network services will be turned off at that time. We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts.”
The Xbox Live multiplayer component of Halo 2 was put out to pasture in April of 2010, as online activity there was also similarly dwindling. Sad, but true.
Long have we known that events such as these would come to pass, but even longer have we dreamed they would never actually arrive at our doorstep. We’d hoped that that area would only be reserved for Amazon packages, welcoming doormats and rats left there by the neighbor’s cat.
Goodnight, dear friend.
[Source: Halo Waypoint]