Last year, 343 Industries announced a project with Saber Interactive and Innova Systems titled Halo Online, an all-new, free Halo multiplayer PC experience in Russia. It was powered by a modified version of the Halo 3 engine and optimized for smooth performance on lower-end PCs. It was on closed beta till now and supposed to be launched some time this year. Today, it was announced that the project has been cancelled.
“Over the past six months, our colleagues from Microsoft failed to make decisions on the future of the project, Now we know only one thing — the current form of the game will not be released.”
Microsoft spokesperson provided the following statement regarding the cancellation of this project.
The Halo Online closed beta test represented a great opportunity for us to learn how to deliver a great Halo experience to PC players. We recently concluded the closed beta and are grateful to all the players who participated in Russia. We look forward to applying the beta learnings to future Halo PC experiences.
Halo Online players can redeem any of their in-game rewards before Aug 30th.