Microsoft recently announced that they plans to shut down the official website and online stat-tracking services for the Ensemble-developed RTS. Next month, Halo Wars will officially become part of the Halo Waypoint network, with all the game’s details, discussions and updates held at the Halo Waypoint website. The game’s stat tracking home, as well as its official forums, will be shut down on December 15.
“In an effort to provide the Halo Wars community a lively, active, and well-moderated set of forums for discussion, we are soon going to be transitioning the Halo Wars forums to Halo Waypoint’s forums.” Stated a forum moderator by the name of Coco. “What this means is thatElectronic Theatre Image the Halo Wars site will be taken offline and we will ask all of you, if you’d like to continue discussing the game, to do so over at the home for all things Halo, Halo Waypoint.”
Halo Wars multiplayer will reportedly still function normally following the switch, but all of the match statistics and leaderboards currently provided by the Halo Wars site will be lost forever. “I know this will be rough on a lot of you,” reads the official forum announcement, continuing, “…I can promise that it wasn’t a decision made lightly.”
The biggest complaint from the diehards in the community still playing the title is that without the stats tracking and leaderboards the game’s ranked mode will be unplayable. While it will still be possible to play games over Xbox Live, many fans of the title are seeing little point in playing one of the best RTS titles to be released for the system. In addition, a title update is coming to game soon, which will fix Theater issues and remove a load of code pointing to the old Halo Wars site.
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