Halo Waypoint confirms new Xbox 360 Halo server closure date
Halo Waypoint confirmed that the Halo legacy server closing has been extended slightly, from December 2021 to Jan 2022. 343 Industries decided to concentrate on the present. “Every cycle spent maintaining or supporting Xbox 360 legacy service is time and energy that is not used on the future Halo”.
The campaign trailer for Halo Infinite brings back memories of the first Halo game, hitting our nostalgia right in plasma grenades. We wanted to highlight the Xbox 360 era Halo. Bungie held the Halo franchise’s reigns on Microsoft’s gaming console.
The Master Chief trilogy was over and Bungie said goodbye in Halo 3: ODSST and Halo: Reach. This console generation also saw the debut of Halo Waypoint on July 23, 2009. It was originally the home of the Halo Legends videos. These animated shorts showcased a hot bit of Halo lore. Halo Waypoint is now the official news source for all things Halo/Master Chief.
We saw Master Chief’s return in Halo 4, the highly anticipated Halo 4. This was at the end of the Xbox 360s lifespan. However, it is not clear if Halo: Infinite will continue the original plan or discontinue it.
Halo Infinite is a milestone for 343 Industries, who have finally hit the Needler with finding the right balance between the old and the new through their management of the flagship IP. While Halo 4 was a hit with its campaign, multiplayer wasn’t as strong and didn’t attract a consistent audience despite Xbox trying to make it an eSports sensation. Halo 5 was a complete flip, with a confusing campaign experience that went too far from the original Halo. However, the multiplayer was solid and was widely accepted by Xbox FPS fans.
Chief is looking at how to deal with three potential threats simultaneously in The Banished 2.0, Cortana’s Guardian/Forerunner wobble and possibly The Flood. There’s plenty for 343i. We are unsure if 343i will be able to keep Halo Infinite’s ten-year games alive.