It seems like the humbled beginnings of the Halo series’ online gameplay will live on to fight another day. Although EA has announced they will be shutting down old GameSpy servers, thus online play, for multiple games (including the Battlefield and Battlefront series’), online play for Halo: Combat Evolved eyes an upcoming patch to continue gameplay.
Developed by a myriad of members of the online community (including a Bungie team member, creator of a Halo anti-cheat tool and others), full details of the fix will become available on that forum as we come closer to the May 31st cutoff of the original Halo servers.
Halo: Combat Evolved will always have a special place in FPS history. Even though games in the Halo series have continued to evolve, innovating and adapting in the right direction, there are countless experiences made by people playing those original maps. Blood Gulch is one of my favorite multiplayer maps of all time, so to be able to boot up and continue to play against others more than a decade after my first round is a welcome experience. For strangers to come together to create a patch to make sure that Halo: CE multiplayer lives on proves its merits.
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