Halo’s Xbox 360 server to be shut down in stages by the end of 2021
Halo had an impressive long run on Xbox 360, but all good things will meet its end. Microsoft 343 Industries had announced that they will be shutting the Halo game services down by stages and it will be completed by the end of 2021.
This could be for all Xbox 360 Halo players out there, however, a good news for those who are looking forward to the next-gen Halo Infinite.
In a blog post which was released by Halo creator 343 Industries, they will be focusing on the future of Halo after the servers were shut down. The Company says that the burden of upkeeping legacy versions of Halo have made it more difficult to finish next generation versions of the game. By the end of 2021, all Xbox 360 versions of Halo will no longer support online functions or updates.
The versions of Halo which are affected will be Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Spartan Assault, and Halo Wars. You’ll no longer be able to online on the Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S, however, you can still play them offline.
Digital sales of for these games too have been suspended on Microsoft store. though you can purchase the majority of them as part of The Master Chief Collection.
Don’t be too upset about it as it is good news for the fans of this series. The launching of Halo Infinite did not went well as expected when it was first announced in 2018 and 343 Industries had subsequently made announcements that the game will be delayed until 2021.
With more breathing room for the teams working on Halo Infinite, we do hope that the game will be successfully launched in 2021.