After several months of delays, Halo Online has been canceled.
Halo Online was originally expected to release as a free-to-play first-person shooter for PC specifically in Russia. But a post on social media platform VK has confirmed Microsoft has outright canceled the project.
"Over the past six months, our colleagues from Microsoft failed to make decisions on the future of the project," the posting reads. "Now we know only one thing. The current form of the game will not be released."
As sudden as the news of cancellation was, its August 30th closing is even more sudden as players will only have a few days to redeem any of their in-game rewards. Although considering Halo Online will be no more in a couple of days, the last thing players will want to worry about is redeeming in-game items.
This entire experience doesn’t appear to be a waste of time as a Microsoft spokesperson tells Shacknews the company was able to learn from it. The Halo Online closed beta test represented a great opportunity for us to learn how to deliver a great Halo experience to PC players," the spokesperson tells us. "We recently concluded the closed beta and are grateful to all the players who participated in Russia. We look forward to applying the beta learnings to future Halo PC experiences."