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Bungie “saddened” by Halo 2 multiplay demise

Saturday, 6th February 2010 08:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Bungie’s issued a statement on the closing of Xbox Live for original Xbox games, saying it’s “saddened” by the loss.

“Halo 2 fans take note – you have ten weeks left to play multiplayer games over Xbox Live before the service will be discontinued.”

The firm added:

“We’re all saddened at the realization that an era is coming to an end but looking back, we’re incredibly fortunate to have had such a great run and such strong support from our fans. Halo 2 has been at or near the top of the Xbox Live charts for original games since it launched over five years ago.”

Microsoft said yesterday that Live would be switched off for all original Xbox games on April 15.

Live servers for any Xbox titles released via the Xbox Originals service for 360 are to also be closed.

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  1. Jadeskye

    you can’t say it didn’t have a good run. i played hundreds of hours of it on live on the original xbox back in the day.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. endgame

    lol! owned losers! :D

    no more halo2 for u and yet pc players still play halo1. that’s why pc games never die. we help each other. no1 will help u.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Oh god… it’s BDH v2.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    This is good, it will benifit 360 Live.

    For starters they can raise the friend cap.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dralen

    Bring back Dedicated Servers!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. polygem

    @2: well. i guess noone wants to play with you and your narrow minded digital fascist friends anyway…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Oh god, i can’t understand Halo community. Who cares…

    When there was Halo 2 i played Half-Life 2 Deathmatch and Unreal Tournament 2004.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Jadeskye

    it’s a shame they never made 2 sequels to play on the xbox 360′s live…

    oh wait!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. endgame

    lol polygem. not that i care too much about the halo franchise. i was just saying.

    oh and i have 125 friends just on steam. just saying… :D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. GitForceGemini

    If they’re that upset, they should port all the superior Halo 2 maps to 3.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. RGW1982

    The Gaylo Series Sucks Horribly, The Timesplitters Series Was Easily The Best FPS’ers Of That Era.. Period.

    I Can’t Believe Some Dorks Were Still Playing Gaylo 2. (Yes, If You’re Still Playing Gaylo 2 You’re A Hardcore Dork)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gheritt White

    Why is it the anti-Halo crowd always manage to come across like they’re missing a vital cranial lobe?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. dirigiblebill

    The Halo series is great, the Timesplitters series is great. “Period”. I realise you hardware loyalists aren’t all that hip to rational thought, but every so often I read one of these posts and have to ask: can it be possible that swallowing down and puking up the cheap polarising rhetoric deployed by the marketeers gives you more satisfaction than actually playing an excellent game? Grow some brain cells.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    I like Halo and I like Timesplitters… But which is better?

    There’s only one way to find out!
    Fiiiiiiiiiiight!!!!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    I’m afraid if you like both you’re just going to have to kill yourself. The fanboys wont have it any other way.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. onlineatron

    *pulls gun on self*

    #16 4 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    just wait when microsoft turns off 360 you will not be able to play MW2

    ahahahahahahhaah

    yea holo 2 is guess what still on pc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAZcxzlfz8k&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvahFkDXzhI

    mircosft and sony loves you soooo much theat they make you rent the game

    what a jke yea them consoles are soo great!

    #17 4 years ago