UPDATE: Today it was announced via Gameranger, they would be hosting and running: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo: Combat Evolved Demo and Halo: Custom Edition. You can now rejoice Halo PC fans!
Starting on May 31st, 2014 – Gamespy will close down all services for games still using it. Sadly for us Halo fans, this includes Halo: Combat Evolved on the PC.
“Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosted services for all games still using GameSpy.
If you have any questions about how this impacts your favorite title please contact the game’s publisher for more information.”
Gamespy has been gradually phasing out support over the past few months. Back in January, Gamespy ceased to make its software available for licensing.
So what does this mean for those dedicated fans still playing Halo: Combat Evolved on the PC? Starting May 31st, you won’t be able to play the multiplayer anymore.
This still leaves the question. Will Halo: Combat Evolved manage to find itself on Steam with Steamworks support before or after the cut off date? It would make sense considering Halo CE, Halo 2 and Halo 3 all showed up on the Steam registry last year.
With news of Halo 2’s Vista future still unknown, it is possible that some sort of announcement will be made within the coming months for the original Halo trilogy to appear on Steam.
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