Bad news for the 20 people who play Halo 2 on PC, as 343 Industries has announced that they will be terminating the online service as of February 15th. Now, Halo 2 fans might be getting angry right about now about that '20 people' comment from one sentence ago, but that info comes straight from the horse's mouth.
To switch gears ever so slightly, we’re sad to report that the service end-date for Halo 2 PC Multiplayer will be February 15, 2013. We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less. Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date; however our network services will be turned off at that time.
We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts.
You won't, however, live in our online multiplayer servers. That honor is reserved for younger games, like Halo 3 and Halo 4. Unfortunately, Halo 2 was the last game in the franchise to see a PC release so this is the end of the line for the very small Halo community on PC.
So long, Halo 2, and thanks for all the headshots.