Halo is a game that forever changed the way we looks at shooters and console gaming, and it wouldn’t be where it is today had it not been for Bungie. Bungie not only built a fun game; they built a fun loving community with millions of members. They even revolutionized stat tracking as it is today, and on March 31st, that era will come to an end.
Last year, Bungie began to transfer over it’s Halo services to 343 Industries, all except for the stat tracking, but on March 31st, Bungie will officially close the book on Halo. It’s stat tracking will come to a close.
This shows that Bungie really is getting away from the Halo franchise and on to it’s next game Destiny to which nothing has been announced thus far.
Here are the questions that community manager DeeJ has anncered thus far:
So what happens to the render minutes that don’t get used?
They disappear like snowbanks in a Washington meadow. You have sixty days to spend them. Finish that montage. Even Rocky had a montage.
Does this mean that our service records will still be up, but they won’t be updated? Or does this mean that they will be removed?
The only thing that will change here at Bungie.net is that your statistics will not be updated. Your service records will stand as a historical record of your exploits.
Also Whats Going to happen to bungie Mobile? Its so nice not to have to run up to my computer anymore in between games.
Every bungie.net source of stats (the web site, the mobile app, the API) will essentially “freeze” in time. So, your Bungie mobile app will cease to provide updated Halo stats and only show you archived data once the transition happens.
What about the forums? and our nameplates?
This question has come up several times. As of the final crossover, you will no longer be able to manage that here. We are unable to comment on what functionality 343 will provide on that front.
DeeJ also has a rather ominous message for us:
We all had a good run. Your aspiring to great heights as combatants is what made Halo stats such an interesting offering. We intend to send it off in style. There will be some fun to be had with the numbers before we seal them in a vault.
As someone who’s spent countless hours on Halo games as well as thousands of posts on Bungie’s forums, I’ll be quite sad to see this function go.
Have any unanswered questions? Ask them in the community forum here.
So long Bungie. It’s been a pleasure Ser7ing with you.