Halo 2 fans disappointed by the discontinuation of Live service for the original Xbox will be happy to know that Bungie, makers of Halo, feel your pain. In a statement on their official website, the developer let players know they are "saddened" by the shut down and to "mark your calendars now - on April 14th let's all rally to go online for one last hoorah."
"We're all saddened at the realization that an era is coming to an end but looking back, we're incredibly fortunate to have had such a great run and such strong support from our fans," Bungie said.
They continued, "Halo 2 has been at or near the top of the Xbox Live charts for original games since it launched over five years ago. We're extremely thankful to everyone who has played, enjoyed and supported Halo 2 over Xbox Live. We've had some great fun together, including far too many humpday losses to even recount."
Bungie's latest project, Halo: Reach, is expected to be released in September of this year.