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A few days ago Bungie.net released an article stating that starting March 31, 2012 Bungie.net will no longer be providing live support for Halo. This is the article.

 

Last summer, Bungie and 343 Industries began a transition process for Halo data. On March 31st, 2012 that transition process will be complete, all live Halo data will be managed by 343 Industries, and Bungie will no longer be able to update game stats and player service records, to host new user generated content, or to operate the Bungie Pro service. All currently supported, Bungie-developed Halo titles will be impacted by this change.

 

Any replacement functionality, and all future Halo support, will be provided by Microsoft and 343 Industries via Halo Waypoint at http://halo.xbox.com.

 

Bungie will preserve all existing historical Halo data on Bungie.net for as long as the Internet and Bungie's data storage systems remain functional.

 

Thanks for making the Halo-era version of Bungie.net more successful than we could have possibly imagined. You complete us.

 

See you starside.

 

To see this article, go here http://www.bungie.ne...pnews&cid=32028

 

This means that 343i will be solely responsible for Halo Reach starting March 31. What this means is that if you do not already have a profile on http://halo.xbox.com then now would be a good time to get one. Waypoint recently released this article on what these changes will entail for their site. http://halo.xbox.com/blogs/Headlines/post/2012/02/02/The-Halo-Bulletin-2112.aspx

Here is what it says:

 

What’s next for Halo Waypoint.

 

Our friends at Bungie recently announced that as part of Halo’s transition to 343, they will no longer update game stats and player service records, host new user-generated content, or operate the Bungie Pro Service after March 31. There has been a lot of discussion and some confusion around this transition, so we wanted to take a moment to tell you what will be affected and what’s next for Halo Waypoint.

 

Starting on April 1, we will be increasing Halo: Reach File Share capacity from 6 slots to 24 slots at no extra charge. All Halo: Reach files, including films, screenshots, game types, and maps, will continue to be fully accessible in-game, just like they are today. We’re also excited to announce that we are bringing Halo: Reach File Share access to the web version of Halo Waypoint this summer. After March 31, there will be a short period where new Halo: Reach user-generated content will not be accessible from the web.

 

While the real-time export of Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST data to the web will not be supported on Waypoint at the time of this transition, data collection is still taking place. In fact, Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST stats will continue to be reflected in your Halo Waypoint Career. To access your Halo Career, log on to the website, and click the drop-down arrow located to the right of your gamertag at the top of the screen. Then, click the Career Overview panel. There you will see the total number of Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Wars, and Halo: Reach Campaign and Multiplayer games you’ve played throughout your entire Halo career. You can also see Games Played, Time Played, Total Kills, and Kill/Death information for each title by selecting it in the Halo Stats Summary column.

 

The most noticeable changes will include those features seen exclusively on Bungie.net, such as rendered films, nameplates, and Halo: Reach API keys. Those features are not included in the transition, and we do not have plans to develop similar features at this time.

 

343’s focus for the near future is ensuring that the Halo: Reach experience is the best it can be, both in-game and on the web, expanding our Halo Waypoint services, and making Halo 4, which you can expect to hear more about in the not-so-distant future. We’re excited about continuing to evolve the Halo franchise, and we thank you for joining us on this ride.

 

<3,

bs angel

 

In summation, big changes are afoot. As it says in the article, there will be a period where the fileshare is not accessible through the internet. Be prepared to edit your posts/threads where you give a link to a map in your fileshare as well.

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Also, I know there are a few other posts detailing that bungie plans on dropping Halo... but I didn't know that before creating this thread. However, I like to think I went a step beyond by finding out what changes waypoint would be making :D

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i thought we knew they were taking away support for ages, just not sure when?

Well now we are sure when :D And we know that waypoint is officially taking over soon after bungie.net signs off :)

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24 slots! Yes! But no at the same time..

One question.

If you did all the H3:ODST vidmasters,how would you activate Recon? Lol

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I saw this 2/4/12, dont think this has been posted yet sorry if it has.

 

Last summer, Bungie and 343 Industries began a transition process for Halo data. On March 31st, 2012 that transition process will be complete, all live Halo data will be managed by 343 Industries, and Bungie will no longer be able to update game stats and player service records, to host new user generated content, or to operate the Bungie Pro service. All currently supported, Bungie-developed Halo titles will be impacted by this change.

 

Any replacement functionality, and all future Halo support, will be provided by Microsoft and 343 Industries via Halo Waypoint at http://halo.xbox.com.

 

Bungie will preserve all existing historical Halo data on Bungie.net for as long as the Internet and Bungie's data storage systems remain functional.

 

Thanks for making the Halo-era version of Bungie.net more successful than we could have possibly imagined. You complete us.

 

See you starside.

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Didn't FIREN4 or Total Mayhem start this first?

I have no idea lol I just saw Waypoint saying how they were going to step up to bat after bungie hit the dug-out, and decided to show both articles and what they said so everyone has the full story.

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Woa...I still can't believe Bungie's leaving though...Who's with me? After 10 years... You'll stay in our hearts.

Now GTFO 343i's makin' Halo 4...*chews popcorn*

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