With the population peaking "consistently at approximately 20 players or less," Halo 2's PC multiplayer has been given one month to live. 343 Industries yesterday said the servers will be turned off on Feb. 15.
If you remember the last time something like this happened, in 2010, as Microsoft was retiring support for the original Xbox Live, about a dozen people managed to stay on past the deadline—one kept his connection going for a full month before getting booted.
Will there be as much nostalgia from the PC community for Halo 2? A waypoint forum thread had a sprinkling of the usual bile and anger over shutting off online support, no matter how few were using it. But one fan saw fit to post a tribute, his top four montages of Halo 2 on PC. No. 1 is above. You can check out Nos. 2, 3, and 4, and remember the good times.
The Halo Bulletin: 01.16.13 (last item) [Halo Waypoint]