Bungie Ends Halo Stat Support, Releases Insane Infographic
Written Monday, April 02, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Bungie has ended its support for Halo statistics, marking the occasion with the release of a great big ream of facts and figures. Turns out it was quite a popular series. Who knew?
"We have followed your careers with great interest here on Bungie.net, and you have gifted us a mountain of heroic moments to memorialize," said community manager DeeJ.
"It is with a sense of awe that we step back and admire the impact that you have had on our games, and upon our studio. Thanks for sharing your stories with us."
The stats reveal that since September 2004, when stat tracking began and just two months before the release of Halo 2, more than 20 billion games of Halo have been played online. 20 billion.
Broken down, that's 5.4 billion on Halo 2, 11.5 billion across Halo 3 and Halo: ODST, and 3.9 billion on Halo Reach. In total, that's over two billion hours of playtime, or put another way - 235,000 years.
You can see the full infographic below. There's some fun stuff in there.
Microsoft's 343 Industries is now the primary developer of the Halo series. Its first full game, Halo 4, is out this year.