Alright, so earlier this week we posted about Microsoft announcing the shutdown of Live for the original Xbox. In preparation Microsoft took down all of the DLC for the originals, including Halo 2′s. Well Bungie had planned to play the game on April 15th, the day Live goes down but now maybe the party might be a bit smaller. Why? Well the matchmaking for Halo 2 requires you to have all the DLC, and odds are if you have all the downloadables, you’re still playing the game. I was planning on borrowing an original Xbox to do a live stream of the last moments of the system’s online, but that looks like it won’t be happening anymore.
The fanatics have pointed out that you can get the Halo Multiplayer Map Pack disc, however 3 maps were released after this. Bungie are aware of this and plan to do something about it, what? Your guess is as good as mine, maybe the DLC will go back up? That or they could just change the playlists to not include those maps.