Halo solutions offered for GameSpy shutdown

The GameSpy server shutdown at the end of this month continues to loom over (mostly older) PC games, but we can add another game to the safe list. The original Halo: Combat Evolved will be playable via the rival GameRanger service instead, giving players an option to keep the more than decade-old game alive.

PC Gamer reports that the Australian service began supporting Halo, the Halo demo, and Halo: Custom Edition yesterday. It has previously stepped in for GRID and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The free client isn't an official server switch, and fans are working on their own solution, but at least this means an option will be available in the meantime.