Halo 2 Anniversary Edition Reportedly Coming To Xbox One, Halo 5 In 2015?

iGR: "A verified industry insider has just outed the development of Crackdown 3, but he/she wasn't done there. They've also given the exact date of when Microsoft will be releasing the Halo 2 Anniversary Edition on the Xbox One."


Further evidence may be at hand. Halo 2 originally released on November 8th, 2004. The insider reported that the Halo 2 Xbox One release would happen on November 11th, 2014. The closest date Microsoft could possibly have for a 10th anniversary release of Halo 2. Food for thought.

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Bolts-N-Rays11091634d ago

So Halo 2 Anniversary on Nov. 11th. They couldn't launch 2 Halo games at the same time could they? I think it would be better if it was just a bundle.

Bolts-N-Rays11091634d ago

Well, never mind. They changed the title and info in the article after I posted.

Pro Racer1634d ago

Here's hoping the multiplayer isn't just a map pack like Halo Anniversary. Give us ORIGINAL UNALTERED Halo 2 MP with better graphics!

JokesOnYou1634d ago

Nah I don't trust sites using "neogaf insiders", those guys throw a bunch of guesses around until something sticks....I mean it's likely micro is going to make Halo rematers/HD collections for Xbox One eventually so it doesn't take a insider to predict that, still I'll wait for confirmation/exact dates from micro.

malokevi1634d ago

I'm with ya, jokes. I won't hold my breath for anything that comes out of neoGAF. Seems like very day theres a new insider with some glorious insight, which people then proceed to treat as absolute truth.

I'll wait for something a little more tangible, thanks.

UnholyLight1634d ago

I think this prediction is wrong, and replace it with my own:

Halo 5 coming bundled with Halo 2 Anniversary or at least Halo 5 Limited Edition/Legendary Edition coming with Halo 2 Anniversary bundled on Nov 11, 2014.

JasonKCK1634d ago

Agree Jokes the folks over at GAF have a bad track record of guessing and blind dart throwing BS.

Halo 2 Anniversary is obvious because Halo CE Anniversary was a success. I hope they keep the Halo 2 MP though. I also hope they bring this to PC because right now I use an old Vista laptop when ever I want to play Halo 2.

0ut1awed1634d ago

This is a joke.

They close down H2 servers for the original game. Then they close down the H2 servers for the PC version (which I'm still pretty upset about since the servers could have easily been funded by the community).

But don't worry, you can buy the anniversary edition to start playing again...

LoveOfTheGame1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Halo 2 was on PC?


Just looked it up, always thought Halo 1 was the only one.

0ut1awed1634d ago

Yes it was although it didn't come out until 2007.

The modding community for it was amazing though. Same with Halo CE (Halo 1 PC).

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Summons751634d ago

No, likely chance in Halo 2 Anni this year (maybe multigen?) and Halo 5 Next year.

truefan11634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

I was a ps2 gamer during this time i never had the privilege to play Halo 2 more than a few times. I would love to play the HD version, but I would rather play Halo 5. I hope Halo 5 is still on target for a Nov 2014 release, but I don't want them rush greatness. I'll have Titanfall and Destiny to fulfill my shooter fix if I have to wait until 2015, Halo will have the stage all to itself.

lsujester1634d ago

I could definitely see them doing both at once. Have the Halo 2 story in HD then the maps functioning in the Halo 5 MP gameplay. Pretty much what they did with Halo:CE Anniversary.

Either way, I don't see Halo 5 slipping until 2015. That is their guaranteed heavy hitter for the year. Wouldn't be surprised to then see the new Gears next fall and have them alternating after that.

Muffins12231634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

IF halo 5 dose not come out this year Microsoft is fucked.I mean its a great halo game out of the series buts its not gonna have the hype of halo or previous halo games other than odst or the first anniversary. Infamous second son, The order , SUPPOSEDLY the last of us 2014 but i doubt it, and uncharted 2015.Only thing i see that Microsoft has is gears and halo just like last gen lol. Hell and when the next titanfall comes out itll be on ps4.

Razmossis1634d ago

They are fucked because everyone will be playing Destiny, like the rest of the world. Then if people do buy Halo 5, they'll play it for a week and go back to Destiny, because that's where all of Halo's creative geniuses are now.

Activision won't let you not want this game

Nicxel1634d ago

I don't understand the remake of 2 if they do it...the story wasn't put together well by bungie (they tried squeezing everything into just one game, ended up not having enough room/time, and ended up making halo 3, which they didn't want to do). If it's for the online portion...well wouldn't more people prefer playjng halo 2 than say halo 5 because halo 2 had the best competitive multiplayer? Doesn't make sense haha. If they do a remake, it would just be campaign with dlc for halo5 and HOPEFULLY have a halo 2 multiplayer experience in halo 5!

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NYC_Gamer1634d ago

I've heard many people say they loved the mp mode that Halo 2 offered

Irishguy951634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Imo Halo 2 > Halo 3 > Halo 1 > Reach

MULTIPLAYER(I feel I should really emphasize this) wise. Halo 2's maps were just too good.

Funky Town_TX1634d ago

Halo 2 = GOAT. The memories of 4 player split system link. What happened to LAN support for console shooters?

Vegamyster1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

H2 multiplayer was awesome.

EBTpickle1634d ago

I've never played it either. Most of my friends speak of it fondly.

Muffins12231634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Honestly even though every says halo 2 multiplayer was the best ever,i felt like i enjoyed halo 3's more but that's just me :|
BOTH where the best multiplayer games ive played in my life though lol.

Tctczach1634d ago

If it is the original Halo 2 multiplayer then I would be ecstatic.

aviator1891634d ago

I'm perfectly ok with this.
For one, 343i would have more time for Halo 5 (I really, really do not want them to rush it out).
Another, I freaking love Halo 2. So, either way, I'm happy.

EBTpickle1634d ago

Agree wholeheartedly with both of those sentiments.