Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bungie Transferring All Halo Services to 343 Industries

Bungie shall pass the torch to 343 Industries, for good.

For a long time coming Halo fans knew that this day was coming. Some feared it and some embraced it with open arms, knowing that this would be the end of Bungie's involvement with the Halo Franchise. The time has come, and Bungie has announced that the end is upon us.

"On March 31st, 2012 that transition process will be complete, all live Halo data will be managed by 343 Industries, and Bungie will no longer be able to update game stats and player service records, to host new user generated content, or to operate the Bungie Pro service. All currently supported, Bungie-developed Halo titles will be impacted by this change.
Any replacement functionality, and all future Halo support, will be provided by Microsoft and 343 Industries via Halo Waypoint at http://halo.xbox.com.
Bungie will preserve all existing historical Halo data on Bungie.net for as long as the Internet and Bungie's data storage systems remain functional.
Thanks for making the Halo-era version of Bungie.net more successful than we could have possibly imagined. You complete us."

Bungie created one of, if not the best, first person console shooters of all time. It sparked a new revolution in competitive gaming, and will forever leave a long lasting impression in fans hearts around the world. With all that being said we must move forward, and hope that 343 Industries will continue to produce Halo titles that live up to Bungie's reputation. We can only hope and prey at this point as Halo 4 is around the corner, and Master Chief is scheduled to make a triumphant return.

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