NEWS - Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Bungie: 1b Online Halo 3 Matches Played
After over a year of availability, the game has hosted over 1 billion online matches on Xbox Live, the developer said.
What put Halo 3 over the billion mark was a four-person, three minute, 19 second Infection match on the Foundry map. Total matchmaking time equaled over 2 trillion seconds, or 64,109 years of playtime.
By comparison, Halo 2 for the original Xbox currently boasts 798 million total matches played.
"Were in awe of the success Halo 3 has been met with, but were not done yet. Stick around and stay tuned, theres definitely more to come," read Bungies website.
Later this year, the studio plans to release Halo 3: ODST, which puts players in the boots of a less-than-Spartan "Orbital Drop Shock Trooper."