Bungie.net Halo services closed after 235K years of play

Monday, 2 April 2012 01:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Bungie has relinquished all Halo player data services. Check out the whopping statistics the studio gathered over the years, and read its heartfelt thank you to fans.

“We have followed your careers with great interest here on Bungie.net, and you have gifted us a mountain of heroic moments to memorialize. It is with a sense of awe that we step back and admire the impact that you have had on our games, and upon our studio. Thanks for sharing your stories with us,” a farewell post on Bungie.net said.

In the close to eight years that Bungie hosted the network and gathered data, over 20 billion Halo matches were played. Total play time accounted for over 235,000 years.

“In the collective time you’ve spent playing Halo you could have travelled across the expanse of the Milky Way at the speed of light – and back,”

“Thank you for being the brightest stars in our galaxy. Thank you for making Bungie.net your community home these many years.

“See you starside.”

Moving forwards, Microsoft and 343 Industries will host all statistics and player record services, and Bungie Pro has been retired. The next release in the Halo franchise is the 343 Industries-developed Halo 4, expected during the holidays.