Bungie as well as their avid fanbase have shown an act of perseverance today, as they made aims to patch and add new servers to Halo: Combat Evolved in order to avoid shutdown before GameSpy pulls its servers from the game at May’s end.
GameSpy, who has for over a decade contributed to Halo CE, several other high-end PC titles and largely kept their articles and community talk surrounding the evolution of PC gaming, announced back in early February that it was finally time to nail the coffin shut, thus killing their PC gaming coverage.
Bungie and one of the users from their community took to action and decided to remedy the situation by providing Halo CE players the chance to continue playing the game online.
“Community member btcc22 has valiantly written a new server-browser application for Bungie to host and support in-game via this patch,” Bungie forum member Swanose said.
“This update also contains a number of other small bugfixes, mostly relating to security or compatibility with newer hardware. Big thanks to community members Technut and kornman00, and btcc22 again, for helping to catalog and investigate these problems, making the job of fixing them much easier, and to the community who has helped test the patches.”
More of Swanose’s message as well as the downloads for the game and it’s patches can be found here. It’s also important to note that while bigger game publishers like EA and Nintendo will either have trouble or avoid trying to relocate their multiplayer online servers to a different site, developers for games like Mortal Kombat 9 and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 plan to further provide multiplayer experience to their fans.