According to an announcement from 343 Industries community manager Jessica Shea posted on Halo Waypoint, multiplayer servers for the PC windows version of Halo 2 will go dark on February 15. So why would 343 Industries shut down those servers? Because, as Shea points out, nobody seems to be using them anymore:
"We're sad to report that the service end-date for Halo 2 PC Multiplayer will be February 15, 2013," reads the post.
"We've been monitoring the population for months, and it's been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less. Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date; however our network services will be turned off at that time," she continued. "We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts. #singletear."
You had a great multiplayer run, Halo 2 PC. But four years later and no one seems to love you anymore.
Last year Microsoft revealed its Halo games have racked up 46 million unit sales and generated $3 billion since the series debuted on the original Xbox with 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved.