As you're probably well aware, the matchmaking servers for a variety of Halo Xbox 360 games went offline last night, and while they're still playable (and other parts of the servers are still live), the online multiplayer has officially been turned off for Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo: Reach — it's the end of an era!
The servers were highly populated in anticipation of their closure, and various players took to social media to document their final experiences playing the games on Xbox 360. This means we've also got footage of the exact moment the servers were taken offline, as you can see in the videos for both Halo Reach and Halo 3 below:
Note: The Halo 3 video below contains a little bit of swearing.
Of course, if you still want to play these games online in 2022, the best way to do so is via Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which includes the online multiplayer along with online co-op for the campaigns.
Interestingly, Halo fans have also discovered that the Halo Reach demo for Xbox 360 still allows you to play online if you really want to — although it has to be loaded onto the console with a USB stick. Nevertheless, a pretty cool alternative!
Were you playing Halo when the servers were turned off for Xbox 360 yesterday? Let us know below.