Halo 2 PC servers to be switched off next month

343i bids farewell to classic shooter

Four years since its release, the multiplayer servers for the Halo 2 on PC will be switched off in February.


The news was revealed in a post on Halo Waypoint by 343 Industries community manager Jessica Shea.

"We're sad to report that the service end-date for Halo 2 PC Multiplayer will be February 15, 2013," reads the post.

According to Shea, the active player count for Halo 2 PC multiplayer is 20 people.

"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. #singletear"

Last year Microsoft revealed its Halo games have racked up 46 million unit sales and generated $3 billion since the series debuted on the original Xbox with 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved.