Original Xbox 360 servers for Halo 3 and others are now offline for good
Today is a sad day for Halo 3 and other classics of the beloved franchise. 343 Industries cancels original Xbox 360 online servers for a variety of halo games to give priority to new versions.
The January 13, 2022, Xbox 360 game servers for HALO games have been disabled, which ended the service, wrote the developers. This means that even if these games can always be played, online services such as challenges and file sharing are no longer available..
The initial timeline of the delay process was in December 2021. The developers then pushed back to the end to January 2022. Fortunately for franchise fans, Halo 3 and the other beloved titles will still be playable online. After all, the developers confirmed that the Games in Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not be impacted.
This does not affect the Xbox 360 versions of the game, continued the developers. Halo titles available in MCC have been rebuilt and removal to take advantage of different modernized services.
In the case of Halo 3, developers have added new weapons, skins and cards that were not part of the original game.
Many members of the players community shared their tributes for Halo 3 on different forms of social media. Several fans shared sincere messages that told a short story of what Halo 3 meant to them.
The original Halo 3 servers closed today, a fan wrote. Good speed.
The incredible memories on this game, wrote another. I will never approach the joys I had at that time, 2007-2012.
The original matchmaking lobby for Halo 3 would show a thermal map of the global location of players trying to connect to a given moment. Now, however, all the lights have turned off and the players’ population is 0. The blackened card indicates that no player was active, for the first time in the history of the game.
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