"We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less." said Shea. "Halo 2" was release for the PC in May 2007, which was pushed back to the end of May when it was discovered there was a picture of a man mooning the camera as part of the .ass error message. "Halo 2" for the PC was exclusively for Windows Vista to push sales for Windows Vista and was the first Halo game to feature a map editor. The game wasn't as well received as it's Xbox companion but still remained a good port for anyone who wanted to play Halo on the PC.
You can still play over a LAN but Microsoft/343i will not be providing a service for players to compete in matchmaking. "We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts," were the parting words. "Halo 2" is still on sale at stores like Amazon and Newegg for anywhere from $15 to $20 which is a lot for a game that was released in 2007.
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