343 is waiting for 2015 to release Halo 5 so they have plenty of time to balance the Needler.
Would a Halo Master Chief Collection for Xbone convince you to upgrade/buy said Xbone? Sure, at this point it’s only a rumor but it would be nice to have most every Halo update for one console.
Long time Bungie composer Martin O’Donnell has been terminated by the Bungie Board of Directors. “I’m saddened to say that Bungie’s board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014,” O’Donnell wrote on Twitter.
Bungie has also released a statement:
For more than a decade, Marty O’Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans. Today, as friends, we say goodbye. We know that wherever his journey takes him, he will always have a bright and hopeful future.
We wish him luck in all his future endeavors.
Gamespy will be dropping support for all games in a few months. This includes Halo CE. Sign the above petition and help insure the continued enjoyment of Halo Combat Evolved.
As of 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.