developer Bungie has revealed that 343 Industries, the team that has taken the reins of the Halo
franchise and is behind upcoming Halo 4
, will be in control of all live Halo
data from March 31.
Bungie has been transitioning Halo
data, such as game stats and player service records, over to 343 since last summer. The company said that from the end of March, it will no longer be able to update online stats for the game, nor will it be able to host new user generated content.
The Bungie Pro service will also be passed along to 343 Industries. However, the company said it will "preserve all existing historical Halo data on Bungie.net for as long as the Internet and Bungie's data storage systems remain functional."