GamerZines writes: Having been queried about the plausibility of a remake of Xbox classic Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft's Xbox & Entertainment Director Stephen McGill has commented that he believes "it's a good idea."
I'd be all over this. It's still the best Halo game.
Yeah, CE was my favorite too. But I have it on PC and don't care for a remake much. I've moved on with other games anyway, Halo will always be remembered as my first real FPS MP game. The CE community is still active so I don't see why I would buy a remake, but this would be great for Xbox players. CE's simplicity IMO was what made it so damn awesome.
I'm not much of a Halo fan, I think the series is great and all, but I'm not a fanatic about it. I think one of the reasons was because I wasn't there in the beginning. If they HD this one up I'm sure I would play through it and get a better sense of what there is to appreciate about Halo minus the online.
it's definitely a series worth checking out, im really not a big fan but i can appreciate it for what it is, believe it or not even to this day there aren't to many fps that do what Halo does Large open levels, balanced weapons, variety of enemies, deep story, as well as the deepest on-line on the market.
My first real MP game was Quake 1. Regardless, I agree. I have this on PC.
Count me in too! I'd bite. Hard.
maybe if they add online multiplayer support
yes good idea microsoft now make it happen
this is N4G and we are talking about a Microsoft game.
or people just don't care to have an HD remake just to make quick money that will only be wasted on crap later on. Not supporting it preventing a shit slid later on. IF instead they planned on rebuilding it to compete with Activision and EA shooters, and make it even more awesome (better controls, more weapons and vehicles etc), AND to have it on PC (with something like Forge) from the word go instead of 3 years later, great.
Most disagrees are on posts saying that 1 was the best Halo so i'd say it's because people don't agree to that.
I'd buy this in a heart beat.
this remake of one of the best video games to grace a console.
Disagree.. there isn't enough time between the original Halo and where we are now. I would buy it for the next generation XBox, but not 360.
I don't know if its the time frame not being right...as Sony is doing this with numerous PS2 titles that released after CE...and they have been selling well... I think it would need more than just Halo CE...maybe HD Halo 1 and 2 or something in a pack for like $30...downloadable or on 2 discs wouldn't really matter... But I think the biggest issue is simply where Halo is now...People are playing the hell out of Reach...and Halo 3 and ODST are still very popular on XBL...so its not like the franchise needs a throwback to get popular again...God of War DID need this, as many people missed the PS2 titles...and not many people where playing them at all anymore...so the remake made sense to get the franchise relevant right before the release of god of war III...Same thing applies to Ico and Sotc remake coming before the Last Guardian... I guess what I am saying is that i agree its not the right time yet...but not necessarily because of CE being too 'young'...it is 10 years old almost...
but ps2 games get remakes?
But the gap between PS2 and PS3 is much more significant than the gap between the original Xbox and the 360. I'm sure the original Xbox could have handled really impressive games if MS hadn't aborted it so early to make way for the 360.
I wouldn't really call those remakes. There's a difference between a full remake and a remastering. And yeah i agree that the Xbox Vs 360 gap isn't that massive on some games. Halo 3 was basically halo 2 in HD (well sub-HD)Looking at Halo 1 today though it's one of those excellent tittles that a facelift would be more than welcome. (doesn't hold up so well as Halo 2, SC: CT or Panzer Dragoon: Orta)
Let's not even argue whether the PS3 is more powerful than the 360 or vice-versa--for argument's sake, lets say they're even. Does ANYONE in here disagree that the original Xbox was more powerful than the PS2? You'd be a major fucking moron to think the PS2 was more powerful. Then, BY DEFAULT, the gap between the original Xbox and the 360 is less significant than the one between the PS2 and PS3. Fuck disagreers are retarded sometimes.
not to mention that it would cut into the Reach community which should be the last hoorah for Halo on Xbox. Why make another one and corrupt the franchise? Also, new engine or continue to use Halo 2-3/Reach engine?
A friend and I started playing CE after beating Reach and it's still a very good game. Though, if they remake it I hope they make use of the new hardware and make areas more populated, compared to Reach the levels (especially the first level) felt pretty barren.
its weird you mentioned that...I just recently found an old copy of Return to Castle Wolfenstien for PC...and started playing the single player again just for something to do... and its RIDICULOUS how few enemies there are...the game released right around Halo CE...And the environments are even bigger than CE's in a lot of levels...and you are never up against more than 3 or 4 enemies at once haha...its just a bunch of running...There is a level where you have to invade this airport hanger and destroy some sort of rocket...the entire airport has 4 guards hiding outside... its funny going back to games like that...because I never at the time noticed it...shooters now are simply crazy compared to last generation...
If they do, I hope they make multiplayer xbox live instead of just local. They probably would though... I would buy it since my old halo is messed up and wont let me play that snow level(my favorite level)
sidewinder was everyone's favorite level dude haha
HD and reach graphics, hell yeah !
...still the best in the series and I'd love to see what they could do with it using the engine used for Reach.
the thing is though, reach is using the halo CE engine!! it's just been modified and fine tuned for reach! i would buy this day one for sure though. personally, i thought that this would be a launch title for the next xbox. hopefully running on a brand new engine aswell. i'm disappointed that bungie are not making halo anymore, but on the other hand i though that they have been extremely lazy this gen! i new engine shouldve been made for this gen, there are no excuses for using a ten year old engine when you are talking about halo, and the amount of money that the franchise has made
is that why devs like Treyarch and others are still lacking features that halo 2 had.
ofcourse halo is packed full of content, that is not in question. just the fact that they have used the same engine for 10 years.... if it's not lazy, then what would you call it?
the xbox 360 already has backwards compatibility so whats the point? hd remakes dont rely add to much of a graphics update unless they add better textures which no one has done in any hd remake to date.
even if they just released halo 1 as is with ONLINE multiplayer instead of just local, this would be great.
i played part 1 during the summer and graphics arent unplayable they're pretty descent. you dont need to line ms's pockets just pick up the xbox version for under a fiver from cex
I think it's coming. They are beating around the bush. Just like the "No New Xbox ... til 2012" comments. (1) Next year is the 10 year Anniversary of Halo. (2) The ending of Reach tied so seamlessly into CE that I swore for a second we were about to play the game. (3) Yes, MS' core game schedule for 2011 is weak, but I suspect there is a deeper reason they moved Gears to Holiday 2011 ... It's all pointing to it!
i just want mass effect 3 ms give me maaas effeccccttt 3!!!! i wanna annihilate the reaper!!!
I want Bungie to continue the Halo storyline, not 343 Industries.
A couple of weeks ago MS was saying they don't need an HD remake and I got a bunch of disagrees for saying that they should make HD remakes of the Halo series. Shitty thing is you couldn't have Halo 1-2 on my DVD, they'd need to release them separately
Yea, I was just thinking the same thing.
borderlands on 360 full install was a whooping 3.2 gigs, and that is a current gen game. Im not saying it could fit both, but it might.
At 1080p it would be a lot more, I think Halo 1 was around 2.5 gigs, 1080p stuff usually is about 3-4 times larger, even it was only twice as large, and Halo 2 was three GBs it wouldn't work. DVDs don't really handle much 1080p content.
Didnt they say there was no point in remastering old games? Is this a full blown remake made to take advantage of the 360s hardware or will it be some upscaled version shoved on a disk?
Jaffe said he wasn't working on Twisted Metal, Clinton said He didn't have sex with the woman, the list goes on. I think they are just covering now the news/rumor is out and about. X)
And they said that Gears 3 would come out the beginning of next year i know how it goes.
To be fair, Jaffe only said that as a means to not blow the cover for the E3 announcement, and not out of trying to BS everyone.
on the nose. cash-in!!!! why do any actual work for a $60 milking of the Halo franchise?
Not going to happen. MS has stated they aren't going to remake classics and they just have too much in front of them to go and look back. I wouldn't have a problem with it, but I would probably not buy it again. Reach was the best Halo and I find myself only found of Combat Evolved for nostalgia reasons.
What i hated about Halo was when you had to follow the Librarian around and had to exterminate wave after wave of flood it seemed it was never going to end i will never ever play Halo again because of that part. But 2 and 3 were good dont know about reach though never played it.
Funny thing is that the Library with 343 guilty spark were totally awesome for me.
why dont you just play it on pc to get the hd gameplay lol. obviously they will hd it for 360,just a matter of time
I think that if they do that they will release it on the marketplace
I can see it now... Super Halo 360, Paper Halo, Halo Party... Seriously... the original Halo *still* looks good on the 360. It doesn't need a remake yet.
That would be a Awesome idea I hope bungie going to be the one making the remake of Halo CE tho.
dude they are done with the halo franchise now, remeber?
Its way too early for a Halo remake. It would be most ideal on the next Xbox. The game only came out in 2001 and there are alot of people still playing it on the PC, myself included.
Like many have already said, I too think it would be good on the next xbox. Maybe as a launch title and if the graphics for next gen machines move on considerably maybe do 3 too. In the weeks running upto Reach I played through CE to reaquaint myself with one of my favourite games ever and its aged pretty well unlike one of my other favourites Goldeneye which I almost find unplayable because of the controls. Halo still stacks up but it would be better next gen. Maybe as a launch title with an invite to the next Halo beta..?
"Microsoft: Halo Combat Evolved remake "a good idea" I thought that M$ doesn't believe in remakes... Hypocrites.
This is just unecessary. Make some NEW games please. I loved Combat Evolved an all, but i wanna keep it that way; a fond memory. People can't disagree that they want more productivity from microsoft.
really? they couldnt get JADE EMPIRE remake? instead they go with the money maker route
Sorry I'm not a Halo fan although I do own it for PC and it's already in HD for me. If M$ is looking for free money then just release Halo 3 and Reach for PC. Even better release Gears of War 2 as many PC gamers want that. even if they spruce up the graphics I don't see 360 fans paying $19.99 for it when they A. already own it B. can get a used version for $5 C. then again it's Halo so hell it may sell another 5 million copies on the 360.
Wow that took you long to realize. *facepalm*
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