Bungie calls for 'one last hoorah' on Xbox Live

In response to last week's announcement from Microsoft that they would be closing the original Xbox Live service in April, Bungie, the people behind the Halo franchise, have called for Halo players to give the service "one last hoorah", "one final farewell".

As reported by Neowin last week, Microsoft announced that they will be ending support for the original Xbox Live service on April 15th.

Discovered via Kotaku, the blog post on Bungie's website reads:

"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.  We're extremely thankful to everyone who has played, enjoyed and supported Halo 2 over Xbox LIVE.  We've had some great fun together, including far too many humpday losses to even recount.

That said, mark your calendars now - on April 14th let's all rally to go online for one last hoorah. One final farewell and one final opportunity for all of you to kick our asses at Halo 2."

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Kreuger said,
I too would prefer if it was Halo 1. Much better game.
It was LAN only but...this doesn't effect halo 1 what so ever.

I always wished that they would patch Halo 1 so that you could select LAN play and connect on Xbox Live to play multiplayer. I just don't see why that would be so difficult to do. I absolutely loved having LAN parties and playing Halo 1. The pistol in that game ROCKED!

Benjamin Rubenstein said,
Halo 2? What about Halo 1? That's my fav I love classics! Used to have LAN games with my friends in college... Was awesome!

Unfortunately Live was never added to Halo 1 And they won't be doing the LAN over the internet either with it like people used to.

emzino said,
Playing against Bungie themselves! That can't be missed, sounds like alot of fun!

I think you should take a minute to consider the chances of you actually getting into the same game as the Bungie staff.

what said,

I think you should take a minute to consider the chances of you actually getting into the same game as the Bungie staff.

I've played MW2 with Infinity Ward, they were all a bunch of retards however.

SpecialK. said,

I've played MW2 with Infinity Ward, they were all a bunch of retards however.


Yeah right, for a studio to remove support for game servers in the PC edition in favour of dick slapping P2P in our faces, they must be retarded, and have no knowledge of what bad networking technologies are!