Halo 2 Xbox Multiplayer switches off April 15

It’s true. The big news we’ve been wondering about and to some degree dreading for months is finally confirmed. Xbox 1 Live Multiplayer will be disabled on April 15, 2010. This is because some features that the Xbox Team wants to add to LIVE are simply incompatible with Original Xbox games.

Read the full letter from Marc Whitten…

We know that one of these is bigger friend lists. For myself, as more and more great games come out I want more people, some for Halo, some for MW2, some for Bioshock 2, some for Marvel Ultimate Alliance, etc.

What else is in store? Very little has been revealed. But what we do know is Halo 2 and all other Xbox 1 games will no longer be playable on LIVE after April 15. Offline play will still work.

Podtacular, in its role as the Unofficial Halo Universe Podcast, will undoubtedly hold several Halo 2 multiplayer events as we send off the game that single-handedly made Xbox Live what it is today. Discuss this news in our forums, meet up with Halo 2 gamers, and stay tuned for events! Betcha can’t stick it!

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11 Responses to Halo 2 Xbox Multiplayer switches off April 15

  1. Noobsmasher48 says:

    Why? ;(

  2. razza 119 says:


  3. MLempire14 says:

    See razza119’s comment. :(

  4. Noobsmasher48 says:

    I’m sad that bungie would do this to me.
    Halo 2 was fun

  5. ChuckieJ says:

    It’s not Bungie, it is Microsoft. And they have legit reasons. The only way they could keep Halo 2 is to totally remake it which no one is going to do any time soon.

  6. razza 119 says:

    i hate microsoft
    what do we get out of lt?

  7. ChuckieJ says:

    Bigger friends lists and potentially more stuff. We’ll have to wait and see.

  8. razza 119 says:

    i could use the bigger friends list

  9. Topzr says:

    well just make April 14 ON Halo 2 the night to remember PASS it on NOJ/K. For all the time well spent and all the memories and the just good old times. RIP HALO 2 November 9, 2004–April 15 2010 WE WILL MISS YOU

  10. razza 119 says:

    amen to that

  11. Noobsmasher48 says:


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