"Saddened" Bungie Plans Halo 2 Send Off On Xbox Live

Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it was pulling the plug on Xbox Live support for original Xbox games. That obviously includes Bungie's Halo 2, consistently the top original Xbox title represented on Live. Bungie responds to the change.

"We're all saddened at the realization that an era is coming to an end but looking back," the developer writes on its official web site, "we're incredibly fortunate to have had such a great run and such strong support from our fans." Amid plenty of thanks and well wishes, there's an obvious choking back of tears.

Bungie notes with a stiff upper lip that it intends to send off Halo 2 with a bang. Or "one last hoorah," in their words. Halo 2 holdouts should book April 14 as a day to play, as Bungie promises "One final farewell and one final opportunity for all of you to kick our asses at Halo 2."

Halo 2, Xbox LIVE and You [Bungie.net]