In a blog post on the Halo Waypoint website, 343 Industries announced that they will be shutting down the servers for Halo 2 on the PC. If you’re still playing online, you’ll have another month to enjoy as the “service end-date” will be Feb. 15, 2013.
Mentioning the reasoning behind the shutdown, the blog post read:
“We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less. Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date; however our network services will be turned off at that time. We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts.
Halo 2 release on the PC on May 31, 2007, nearly three years after the games launch on the original Xbox. The servers for the console iteration were supported until Apr. 2010.