Rumor: Halo is, in Fact, Getting a Remake
A remake of Halo: Combat Evolved is primed for release a decade after the game first hit shelves and helped propel the awkward phrase “Ecks-box” to become known in households across the country and the globe.
That’s according to Joystiq, which is citing “sources” that claim the remake is more than just a coat of HD polish on the old game, but will include new art assets and controls to sync up with new Halo iterations. The game is being reworked with a new engine by developer Saber Interactive out of New Jersey, which was behind TimeShift. Apparently, whatever new engine Halo is using, it’s not the same as what Bungie used for Reach.
Here’s a little more info from Joystiq’s story.
The Halo: Combat Evolved update, one of two Halo games currently in development under the watchful eye of 343 Industries, is expected to support 1080p resolution and 3D televisions. Details on multiplayer are supposedly still being worked out, but we understand the remake will likely feature online co-op (the original game supported two-player split-screen co-op).
The rumor puts the new Halo out on Nov. 15. More as we learn it.