Rumor: Halo 1 being remade with Reach engine?

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Microsoft's Halo studio 343 Industries is remaking Halo: Combat Evolved using the Halo: Reach engine, Games Master magazine claims.

    "Industry chatter" suggests the game will release ahead of the late 2012 launch of a full Halo 3 sequel – presumably Halo 4.

    The Halo 1 remake, then, could release on the original game's tenth anniversary in November 2011, said the magazine (reported by CVG).

    This latest rumour contradicts public comments made by high-ranking Microsoft executive Phil Spencer.

    Last month the Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President said of the rumoured Halo HD remake, "I'm going to think about it from the customer's perspective, and are we really delivering something of value to the customer at a price that they want?

    "We obviously have a lot of new things going on, so the thought of re-doing a bunch of things is probably difficult to just weave into the overall portfolio.

    "If you can provide real value to the customer, there could be possibilities for that, but I don't spend a lot of time thinking about it."

    The question now is, will the Halo 1 HD remake be better than Halo? [/p]

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    I thought it was already remade. There's a game called Halo 2 that's exactly like it /stupidjoke.

    I don't really see why. There's not much change between the first three Halo games so if you wanted to play Halo's online then just play Halo 3. Reach is decently different. It's not like people play Halo for engaging stories.
     


  2. shlong

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    Actually, I think that's pretty good. IMHO, the first one was the best one, although it did need some of the stuff from 2&3, ie dual-wielding and covenant vehicles. It was the the only one wherein the Flood weren't annoyingly forced.
    The Library [​IMG]
     
  3. Fudge

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    I would love a Halo HD. The original has the one of the best local multiplayer modes, and I would love to see Battle Creek HD [​IMG]
    EDIT: Why are you never on LIVE anymore Guild?
     
  4. _Chaz_

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    Wait...

    So you mean to tell me that 2, 3, ODST, and Reach weren't all remakes?
     
  5. Hadrian

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    Easy money, easy money.
     
  6. WrSmega

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    even if this is real and it comes out

    people will still play the original or the custom edition on PC after so many freaking years xD
     
  7. jackdanielchan

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    Reminds me of Rayman for some reason, his games were re-made, and now they're reimagining the series with their new release...

    I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing, but it doesn't neccessarily mean that's going to happen...
     
  8. ZeroTm

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    That would be so sweet. Halo was my very first console shooter.
     
  9. Guild McCommunist
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    My Live account ran out of Gold in September and I never bothered refilling it.

    But I really don't see why people would say the first is the best considering they're all the relatively same formula outside of 2 and 3 having improvements. I could see people sticking to the first one on the PC for Custom Edition but otherwise it's outclassed. Most of the maps have been brought to 2 and 3.
     
  10. kanefan666

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    aww hell no... Most game remakes are unsuccessful and Halo is already a great game
     
  11. narutofan777

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    lol its been only what 9 years? remake already?
     
  12. Law

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    Watch them cut chunks of the game out and remove what little charm bungie had left in the original.
     
  13. Knyaz Vladimir

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    And I thought 343 different industries were working on this. Guess not, it'd take that much skill to perfect a Bungie game.
     
  14. AshuraZro

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    Not sure I buy into this yet but it does sound like a safe and sound business move to settle the microsoft team into working on the series.
     
  15. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    If true, all I can say is 'Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo'
     
  16. Fabis94

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    Yeah, like Zelda?
     
  17. monkat

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    Meh, I'd say there are a few branches (gameplay-wise) for Zelda - I'm sure the same would happen to Halo given, you know, 30 years [​IMG]

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  18. Fabis94

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    I was just attempting to show how fucking retarded Chaz is.
    But whatever, i'm trying to talk sense into Nintendo fanboys.

    It's just funny how most of you rant about fanboys always ripping on Nintendo, but at the same time post about Sony and them being dickheads, and Microsoft "sucking your money out of your wallets".

    Oh and by the way guys i have a really great idea. Try Halo. You know then you could actually comment on it, not talk about shit you have no idea about.
     
  19. Guild McCommunist
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    There's a big enough difference between Zeldas. While Zelda is built on singleplayer gaming and thus has significant level design changes, Halo on the other hand is built on multiplayer (singleplayer is quite a throwaway) and does little to change it outside of adding more maps and fiddling with weapons.

    EDIT: For the record I've played/own all the Halo's outside of ODST and Reach, although I've played Reach (and frankly it's a pretty fun multiplayer game provided you don't actually take it seriously and try ranking up). Multiplayer is some fun but I still find it outclassed by other FPS games (namely Valve ones like TF2 and L4D).
     
  20. ShadowSoldier

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    inb4 "lol halo sux" "those weren't remakes?" "milking"...

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    dammit, too late.

    Seriously, Halo has one of the greatest stories for a video game series I've ever experienced. I'd welcome this, as long as it's just a remake, and not adding anything new or changing anything. Just update the graphics.

    But there isn't going to be a Halo 4 because the story is finished, it finished at the end of 3. So that's a rumor that's not going to be true.