Officially Cutting the All Ties Between the Series and Ex-Developer
It’s the end of an era as Bungie has announced that they will be permanently closing down the official Halo site next month, on Feb. 9.
Bungie hasn’t been involved with the Halo series since they sold the IP to 343 Studios in 2012, as the company parted ways with their flagship series to work on new projects –which we now know to be the Destiny franchise.
Despite parting ways with Halo almost a decade ago, Bungie has maintained their legacy site filled with old player Statistics from Halo 2, 3, ODST, and Reach –the last entry in the series worked on by Bungie.
Today they have announced that they will finally be closing the site down permanently, encouraging players to save their statistics now before they are gone forever next month. In a statement released on Bungie’s latest blog post, the developer announced their intentions to close the site:
“Almost nine years ago, stats and files from our previous franchise, Halo, stopped getting updated on Bungie.net. Since then, all stats, files, and other data from Halo 2, 3, ODST, and Reach have lived on in remembrance at halo.bungie.net.
On February 9, the halo.bungie.net website will be taken offline permanently. Everyone is welcome to save their stats and files, however they can, if they’d like to save anything. Please keep in mind that our News articles, Forums, and Groups were imported into the current version of Bungie.net back in 2013.”
For older fans of the series, halo.bungie.net is a real blast from the past as the site hasn’t changed a bit since its last update in 2012. If you played any of Bungie’s Halo titles prior to the 343 takeover, you should still be able to look up your Gamertag and see all of your old game statistics. If you want to save them, now’s your final chance as the site will be going offline in just a few weeks, on Feb. 3.
Bungie may no longer be working on Halo, but the series lives on as Halo Infinite releases later this.