All right, it’s time to face facts. If you’ve still been playing Halo 3: ODST multiplayer on your now-ancient Xbox 360, that hardware is deprecated and you need to move on. And it turns out you will in fact be forced to move on by the end of 2021, as 343 Industries has announced that the legacy multiplayer servers for these games on the Xbox 360 will be shutting down by the end of next year.
The cause? Well, simply put, the old servers aren’t being used with any real frequency. This is probably not surprising, although it does mean that online functionality will no longer work for these titles on the console. The Master Chief Collection version of these games, meanwhile, will still have multiplayer servers available without impact. So you can still get all of that vintage multiplayer action if you want it, you’ll just not be able to do so via official servers any longer.