Bungie, the developers of Halo: Combat Evolved, along with several community members will help the classic Halo: Combat Evolved survive the imminent shutdown of GameSpy .
Eurogamer reports that a group of fans over on the Halo-Fixes message board together with Bungie developer Roger Wolfson, are working on a patch that will remove the need for the game to hit the GameSpy master server for it to display the available servers, something which every game using the service needs to do.
“A small group has been quietly preparing for the shutdown of the GameSpy Master Server (which provides the list of Halo servers) and they are finally ready to discuss their work. The group consists of Roger Wolfson aka Sawnose (of Bungie), Btcc22 (of HAC2), Kornman00 (of OpenSauce) and myself, Technut (of PÕQ Clan),” read the forum post.
“As a result of their work, especially Btcc22 and Roger, Bungie will be releasing version 1.0.10 of Halo PC and Halo CE soon, which will include the fix for the Lobby!”
The patch has not yet been dated, but we presume it will have to come before the service’s shutdown at the end of the month.