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343 Shutting Down Xbox 360 Online Services For Several Halo Games In January

This morning, Halo fans were treated to some good news thanks to a Halo Infinite livestream detailing that game’s campaign. On the flip side, 343 Industries also reminded players of its plans to shut down the Xbox 360 online services for a slew of Halo titles, pushing back its original December execution to January. 

343 originally announced plans to do this in December of 2020. The plan is to cease the 360 online services for the following titles: 

  • Halo 3
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo Reach
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  • Halo Wars
  • Halo: Spartan Assault.

This was supposed to take place this December but will now occur on January 13, 2022. When this happens, features such as online matchmaking will either be disabled or severely limited for each game affected. Yes, this includes playing them on Xbox One or Series X/S via backwards compatibility. According to the Halo Waypoint post Read more