Due to what 343 Industries reports as the “reaction and passion from Halo Wars fans as well as Halo FPS fans”, Halo Wars will continue to live on through online stat tracking instead of facing termination.
“Waypoint and 343 Industries were always uncomfortable with the idea of taking stat-tracking offline, even though the technical and logistical problems presented made sense,” a representative stated on the official forums. “The argument that it was a small and shrinking population didn’t do much to quell the reaction of both Halo Wars fans and Halo FPS fans who were concerned about the future of other Halo titles, and we decided that the current plan of action was not in line with how we have always intended to support Halo games and the Halo franchise in general.”
The post ended with the warm promise of keeping stats online “for as long as possible”.
Expect Halo Wars and Halo Waypoint forums to merge on December 15th, as a title update is also on its way to fix theater problems.