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Update: Microsoft declined to comment on "rumors or speculation" and as such the remake remains unverified at this time.
Joystiq is reporting a bit of news sure to please early Halo adopters – a rumored remake of Halo: Combat Evolved may be heading to the Xbox 360 for a holiday release.
An undisclosed source allegedly confirmed to the outlet that the project is under way, and detailed that the game won’t simply be optimized at a higher resolution. Rather, a full visual revamp is in order, remade with entirely new art assets. Joystiq also reports that audio will remain unaltered, but that controls will be modified to allow updated schemes.
In development by Saber Interactive, the engine behind the project is unknown, but is expected to be something other than the Reach engine. Full 1080p resolution and 3D television support is rumored, as is online co-op.
Joystiq reports that the Halo: Combat Evolved remake will launch on November 15, 2011, marking the 10-year anniversary of the franchise’s debut on the original Xbox.
Not only does the release date act as a perfect tribute to the franchise first, a remake would allow fans of Combat Evolved to revisit maps no longer available due to the conclusion of Xbox online multiplayer support.
We’ve contacted Microsoft to speak to the validity of the rumor.
As much as I hate remakes, the idea of being able to play the original Halo online sounds great, especially since I don't like Reach's multiplayer.
Hopefully full online is available, not just co-op.
If they releases this as a fully priced game I will pass, however
I've been saying that they needed to do this since they announced halo 3 and all my friends where like, I remember halo 2 but what happened in the first one?
I really do hope this is true, I just hope they don't expect me to pay full price for a game I played ten years ago.
Why? This doesn't really seem like something they needed to do.
SPLURGE!!! Better keep the original storyline and everything, just update textures and allow multiplayer online! I would be so happy!
i was planning to buy the original halo for the xbox but now you told me is going to be a remake for the xbox 360 i'll wait!
this is going to be awesome...just better not cost $60
I'm hoping they don't change much. The addition of online play and achievements is all I need!
This could be pretty cool. Just played the game again a few months ago, and its amazing how well the graphics have still held up. Not a bad looking game at all, still stands the test of time imo. In fact, I've grown so used to the first Halo's graphics and gameplay that a remake may just feel too strange. Guess we'll just have to wait and see since this isn't even confirmed.
yes!I love halo CE's mulyiplayer modes just hope they keep it mostly the same the mega pistol returns!
Holy crap! There finally doing it.
This would be amazing. I would love to play Halo:CE online, that would totally be worth the buy. Hopefully it's just the same game on a different engine, no added enemies, weapons, or things like that, that wouldn't be so amazing