By Joseph Leray

Hidden inside a Halo Waypoint update is the sad but unsurprising news that 343 Industries will be shutting down the PC multiplayer servers for "Halo 2" next month.

“We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less,” the post reads. “Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date,” but the service end-date for online play is February 15.
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Still champing at the bit for more Halo 4 news? Sure you are, so here's a little more detail about the newest additions to the multiplayer.

This time around combat has evolved to include a more diverse set of classes as compared to Reach's armor abilities. Instead of just choosing an extra power for slight edge over the competition, you'll have complete loadouts with specific roles play on the battlefield. Now, we've learned about Specializations and how they might add a new layer.

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You may recall that last week hosted a small gathering of funny book enthusiasts in San Diego’s downtown convention center. Among the artists, writers, celebrities, and steampunk Batmans, a few game developers saw fit to present a few demos to the heaving masses. One of these games was a little known title tucked away at the Hard Rock Hotel’s second floor lounge in Microsoft’s game room. If you can’t guess by now that this is a terrible attempt to build up some kind of satire and the fact of that's a Spartan MK 4 image above this very paragraph, and… uh, something…  anyway…  WHATSTHATOHMYGODHALO4!!!111!

Really, I would keep this more mysterious but if you’re already a fan of the legendary green armored space marine, particularly the multiplayer portion, then you’re not kidding anyone by playing coy. You’re going to pick this up in Autumn and you’re going to love every minute of it. Whelp, demo impressions for Halo 4 multiplayer done. It's Halo but more. Fine, for those that need a bit more convincing read on for my experience at San Diego.

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Microsoft and 343 want you to cast your vote for the Master Chief this November.
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