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.
"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."