Halo 2 PC multiplayer extended through June

Microsoft extends end date to June 2013 while it investigates "further support options."

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Microsoft announced last month that Halo 2 PC multiplayer support would end February 15. That is no longer the case. 343 Industries designer David Ellis this week announced over Twitter that support for the game will be extended for at least another four months.

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"Halo 2 PC support extended through June 2013 while we investigate further support options," Ellis wrote. "Now go get those achievements."

Microsoft said last month it had been monitoring the game's online population, finding that peak concurrent user levels reached only about 20 players. It is not clear if this statistic remains to be an accurate representation of the game's online user base.

Halo 2 PC launched in May 2007, more than two and a half years after the original Xbox version was released. It was ported to the PC by internal Microsoft team Hired Gun, which has since been dissolved.

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