Halo Combat Evolved will get a remake, as rumors say. The HD remake uses the Halo Reach engine and is set for a release in March 2011.
I really don't see the point of these HD remakes besides another way to make some money.
So if MS remakes Halo 1, it's trying to get every drop of milk! And Sony remaking GoW 1 and 2 is a god send! I can understand your logic, seeing how you have never owned an Xbox console! I on the other hand have owned every console beginning with the Atari 2600. Only ones I havent were the Neo Geo, Atari Jaguar and a few of the handhelds. Currently own X360 and Ps3.
@DarnNikon Aren't all PS3 fans hoping for a shadow of the collosus remake? With that said, I don't see how remaking THE game that made the 360 relevant is a bad thing.
Immediately after beating Reach I wished there was an HD remake of Halo CE. Hope this is true. I think they should offer some sort of trilogy pack with Halo 1-3 all updated and using the Reach engine.
The only thing that this shows me is the still lacking First Party portfolio of MS. I am not going to knock HD remakes, because I will most likely buy this just like i bought the GoW remake pack, but what else is MS going to remake? Blinx? Azurik? Kakuto Chojin? Now here's a good idea, go back and remake Mech Assault, or hell even just bring out a new Mech Assault. Or perhaps a remake or new version of Crimson Skies? I like Halo as much as the next guy, but please MS move past this and give us something new besides Gears, Halo, Fable, and Forza.
Halo ce played great on the original xbox. SoTC should really have been a ps3 game in the same ico got moved fom a ps1 game to a ps2 game. If you play sotc you will really notice how the scope the developers tried to set was severly limited by the ps2 hardware, and thats why people want a ico collection, to se what the developers really intended the game to be. Now sotch may be my favourite game of all time, but a friend om mines favourite is halo ce, so i think this remake is a great idea. It would be great if they added some of the scenarios taking place between halo 1 and 2 as some form of movies/extra missions because if you go by the books a lot of stuff most halo "fans" have no idea about took place in that timeframe.
i think the original still looks great, was one of the first games to use bump mapping, characters look rubbish but the environment had that trick where if you got really close the walls and stuff seemed to have extra detail like scratches and dirt. I've seen this in other games (unreal engine 1) but i cant remember what its called.
I'd be all for it, the same way I'm all for the Team ICO collection. CE with the Reach engine would be fantastic. However, it would be best if it was $40 and just single player (or included a map collection disk like ODST did). Reach will have online legs for years to come, and there's no need to split the user base with a whole new MP.
i was expecting this as a launch title for the next xbox. 343 industries first halo game to be a new engine remake of the first halo.
Awesome game I still play it online on PC. Its HD but it would be more fun to play it on Xbox Live I guess. On the PC we have to chat threw text only and there are no leveling up systems or ways of joining the same room apart from typing in the IP of a match which makes it hard to find friends. However the community is amazing best I have seen even better than L4D everyone is up for a joke... you know what am going to go play it now.
i hope this doesn't divide up the Reach community. i guess since they are using the same engine, it could be like ODST where it worked with Halo 3 for the multiplayer. Hope this means we get all the original Halo maps like Hang em High, Battle Creek, Rat Race, Prisoner, and SIDEWINDER!!!
They're nice if you missed the game first time round, but other than that, only good if your a fan of gamerscore/trophy BS.
I think it depends on the game. If SOCOM 2 had a remake, I could give two shits about the trophies if they had a new network code for it to stop all the cheaters. I would pay over $100 for a SOCOM 2 remake with new servers.
Well, you say that but if they released a hd version of the original FF7 with trophy support, I don't think I'd play another game for a full year. And I'm getting the team ICO collection. I'm not a trophy whore at all, but it adds something new when you have trophies and I'd love to play SOTC again in hd with trophies to aim for
Now this is what I call milking! But Halo 1+2 in HD, à la PS3, would be cool for about 40bucks, no?
halo 1 and 2 are in hd, as they are on the PC
5 Halos in 360s 6 years on the market wow.....
Would that not be five God of War games in three years?
Because im sure Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta are available for the PS3 right? Im sure you dont have to go out and buy a different device if you only own a PS3....
5 GOWS? The God of war collection was pretty much a platinum edition (it wasn't remade with the GOW3 engine was it?) Ala greatest hits editions on Xbox 360. The GOW on the PSP don't count either because they were made by Ready at Dawn, not Sony Santa Monica, and on top of that most people dismiss handheld games as fodder anyway, would you consider Call of Duty World at War Nazi Zombies on Iphone the direct successor to Modern Warfare instead of MW2? Anyway I hope MS do remake Halo 1 & 2 with the Halo Reach engine, because that'd be awesome.
So your gonna use the "portable" card? They are still games. And yes, I know the PSP games were developed by Ready at Dawn, to be fair, Halo Wars was developed by Ensemble Studios, and people want to still group that in with the Halo "Milk". Hell, if I recall that game is in a whole different genre than the rest of them, unlike say the RaD GOW games, which play exactly like the other games. There are valid arguments, then there is flamebait from Fanboys, I hope people can tell the difference.
From a business standpoint it makes perfect sense. The sales of HD remakes must be pretty good - meaning many people want it so why not make them. I think they're great because many of these I never played and the originals look like ass on a 55' big screen TV. The HD coat of paint and added achievements/trophies are a great bonus. I do not understand how having more game choices is ever a bad thing.
Hey HD remakes work the consumer wants it. I like them its more then just updated graphics. I would not doubt this at all but till MS announces it. This is strictly rumor for me a ton of people would spread false rumors about this game getting a HD remake.
Perhaps they are to make money but Halo CE is the best in the series IMO and I wouldn't mind seeing a "next gen" remake of the game
halo ce is already avalible on games on demand so i dont see the point of having another version with shinier graphics. Im more than happy with the original.
Achievements come with it! Other than that, I'll pass as I have a copy of my own & 1 for my son.
The should also add online.
hope this rumour is true!!!
Knowing MS they'll probably bring out Halo 1 and 2 separately for 60 bucks each. Unlike Sony which is releasing packs of games for only 40 bucks. MS will milk it as much as possible.
Play one of your favorite games at 640x480 or play them at 1280x720 or 1920x1080.. I don't get where you don't see the point. Most of these games getting remastered were originally designed for 640x480 displays AT BEST. NES for example (think the Bionic Commando remake) had a resolution of only 256x240. Mario was only 16x16 pixels I believe. So if you're somebody that would still go back to play mario or bionic commando every once in a blue moon.. would you rather go back and play it at 256x240 or whatever resolution the remake (Rearmed) is [720p+]? I think the answer should be pretty obvious and that's why people are willing to buy a better quality version of something they already have or had and liked in the past. It's like your favorite song. The version you have.. do you want it to have been recorded off AM radio? Or would you rather have the CD or Super Audio CD version of it?
this is why gears was pushed back. HALO where is my kotor 1-2 HD???????
Because it's awesome, perhaps? Just like the God of War Collection was awesome. They should put both Halo and Halo 2 into a single HD-remastered pack. How would that NOT be cool? I'm not even the biggest Halo fan in the world...Reach is the only one I really enjoy, but come on, props where props are due...
hell yeah ive been waiting for news on a halo remake, if it uses the reach engine ill be blown away, but even if theres a hd remake with achievements then ill be happy.
If this happens I will cut off my head, Mikami style.
I would freakin buy another 360 if they made a morrowind and conker hd remake.
I just wish they would at least put Conker Live and reloaded on the game son demand service, a HD remake would just be icing on the cake. Same with Phantom dust, Panzer Dragoon Orta (though I still have it) and Deathrow.
I pray to god for this remake to happen !
I personally like the HD remakes. If it includes achievements, tie it into Waypoint, and the price is right, it should do pretty well. Kinda makes sense with Gears Delayed, they need something to hold it down and Halo does that.
Gears of War 3 Beta! :D
i would love to see a remake as an arcade title with co-op. i still have combat evolved buy that would defiantly put 343 with a good name if done right.
frankly ms should have done something like this ages ago.
What's the point? Perhaps MS are taking a leaf out of Nintendo and Sony's book by releasing HD collections? Something like that would certainly attract a lot of folk who never owned an original Xbox, and don't want to find a copy of Halo.
Read, it says on the HALO: REACH ENGINE btw. :O :O :O :O !!
Half life was remade in the source engine, it was called half life:source. If thats what you expect then fine, but if you go expecting a remake like the black mesa one your settin yourself up to be disappointed.
Great news to hear. I would also love an original Halo 1 multiplayer experience on XBL.
If it has online co-op campaign and MP it is getting bought me and my boys had mad hrs on this game Next i want Time Splitters Future Perfect HD with online co-op campaign and MP for PSN and XBLA
Hey, just in time for the 10th anniversary, which I would think adds to the credibility of the rumor a bit. Frankly, I've been expecting this. It just makes sense for Microsoft, so it was really a matter of "when" than "if". If it IS true, I can't wait. CE is one of my favorite games of all time. I made so many of current friends playing this game way back in '01. LAN parties were "the shit".
Wouldn't it be great to have Halo on the PS3? Remake Halo on the PS3!
Wouldn't it be great if pigs could fly?
They did already dude, there's a Black man in the White House. :O
And DNF is actually coming out.
GIMME NOW, so I could smear myself in butter and play it nekkid.
That would be a smart move by MS. I like these HD remakes. I already had GoW 1 and 2 on PS2, but having them in HD is excellent. Just sold my copies of Ico and SotC for a decent amount as I'll be picking up the HD remakes Day1. Halo CE was my fave in the series (not played Reach or ODST), so if MS released CE and Halo 2 in HD at a good price I'd be tempted to pick them up.
If this was true you would think that both Halo 1 and Halo 2 would get the make-over treatment. They could then sell both bundled for $40 USD similar to the God of War collection. Though honestly something doesn't feel right about this. The largest draw to Halo is the multiplayer yet all the Halo's had their own multiplayer. Would they bother making over the multiplayer as well as the single player? Would they change the feel to more Halo 3 or Halo: Reach? If Halo was a single player game only I could see a make-over happening, but when you add the question of multiplayer into the mix it becomes a lot more to think about.
A Halo game comes out every year now huh.
JUST LIKE MADDEN GAMES. sorry 4 da caps i was lazy now i'm not
I would rather a complete upgrade of this gen graphics for older games.
Huh? Isn't that what they're saying? HD and using the Reach graphics engine, just what you wanted?! Maybe I is misunderstandin' tha ghetto speak innit.
With the way halo 3 ended im not surprised this is what work 343 is going to do. I mean the war with the aliens is over, mc is trapped in dark space. I suppose if we get a halo 4 it will be set far into the future when mc has drifted back into the galaxy, but whats up with the planet at the end of halo 3? Ive heared people say its onyx, but what is the probability he drifts and crashes on just that planet?
Would be awesome if they included xbox live compatibility. I dont think the old halo had it...
Halo Combat Evolved on Xbox did not have Live or Online, only 4 player split-screen Halo Combat Evolved on PC/Mac did have Online but no split-screen
"Halo remastered in HD" You can't made a statement like that, does not have any logic Halo Combat Evolved can be played in 1920 by 1080p (Full HD) or beyond 2560 by 1600p (198% > 1080p) This is the correct statement "Halo graphically remastered"
To be honest, Im not that interested in them remaking Halo CE. CE's engine was quite different from Halo 2 onwards, and that's what still makes CE special to me. A HD remake would be good, but not using the reach engine. Just update textures and polycount and you're away! On the other hand, I'd love them to do a remake of Halo 2 with Reache's engine. Halo 2 feels alot more like reach, plus it was epically long compared to Halo 3 and reach. Bring back all the old Halo 2 maps just to top it all off!
That would be amazing! I love the Reach engine. That would keep in with their wanting a Halo game out every year. I would love to see Halo CE HD. Also a Halo Wars 2 would be welcomes, What a year that would be huh? Two Halo games and Gears 3. Wouldn't get any better then that!
I hope this is true!!!! But I hope they don't gimp the weapons!
I actually might buy this if this is true...
Wooo Blood Gulch! I missed that map :(
halo is one of the coolest games ever,so it would only be normal to get a hd version along with halo 2