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.

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6 Comments on Rumor: Halo is, in Fact, Getting a Remake


On February 9, 2011 at 11:49 am

Another way for them to cash off a boring shooter franchise, lo. Crysis sucked as much as this. Take out all the graphics and honestly it’s nothing but a generic fps. Better off breaking out and old 64 and playing Goldeneye.

Phil Owen

On February 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

The mechanics were the only thing Halo had going for it. The writing, animations and design were putrid. It absolutely does not stand the test of time.

Garyn Dakari

On February 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I quite honestly do not car about dated graphics, so I won’t be getting this. I played the normal Halo:CE once, and really liked it because of the plot and the music.


On February 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

halo is a for not leting me play online

SuperSmeg ( Manager)

On February 19, 2011 at 4:59 am

The online Xbox Live support for Halo 2, aswell as every other multiplayer game for the original Xbox, was shut down sometime last year. Sucks, I know, but gaming technology is all about moving forward. You can still play Halo 1 and Halo 2 online if you have the PC versions though.

Haters gonna hate! Whats is the point in commenting on a game franchise with something like that if you are not a fan of it? There is no point.

@Phil Owen
The writing, mechanics, animation and design were considered top notch when Halo 1 was first released back in 2001. Okay, by todays standards, the graphics can be considered “below par”, but the story line and animations are still a great thing to experience in the game. The animations are dated, but still good for the tech at the time.

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