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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Feb 14, 2013

Halo 2 Multiplayer Will Be Supported Through June

Last month it was reported that 343 Industries would no longer be supporting the multiplayer for Halo 2 on the PC. According to the 343 Industries, it had to do with the fact that the online population would peak at about 20 people, meaning that it just wasn’t worth the money to keep the server up. However, it looks like 343 Industries is backtracking a little bit.

According to David Ellis, of 343 Industries, the Halo 2 PC multiplayer support has been extended through June. At this point there is no reason given as to why they’ve changed their mind and extended support for another few months. All we know is that it’s been extended so that the company can “investigate further support option”.

What makes that interesting is the fact that a week or 2 ago some eagle-eyed gamers noticed that Halo 2 had been placed in Steam’s back end. And while Microsoft has gone on record and said that they won’t be putting the Halo games on Steam, I have to wonder just how sincere they are. At this point it’s only pure speculation, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Halo 2 make it onto Steam after all, especially if they’re saving multiplayer support for the time being. Of course, on the other side of the coin, it could also very well be that 343 Industries is using the extra time to put in support for private servers, so that they can take down the servers on their end and yet people will still be able to play on multiplayer.

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