When Bungie’s final Halo effort, Halo: Reach releases this fall, Halo 3, one of Xbox Live’s most-played Xbox Live titles ever will remain online, right?
“I dont think we would pull the plug,” said Brian Jarrard, Bungie’s community director. “Halo 2 was the number one game until the Halo 3 lauch, and it was still supported until this April.
“I think it would be safe to say we wouldn’t be investing so much time into doing massive matchmaking updates and then just turn (Halo 3 online support) off and walk away from it.
“Will we hope that people will migrate to Reach because it represents all of the good things from Halo 3 but better and more so? Sure, but I guarantee that there are hardcore gamers, like the pros who make their livelihoods off of playing Halo 3, who might take awhile to move over.
“I cant imagine a world where Halo Reach and Halo 3 don’t coexist.”
File this one under completely obvious. But it’s reassuring for those not immediately upgrading to Halo: Reach.