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http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/04/ha...at-evolved-hd/
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Joystiq has learned that the previously rumored remake of Halo: Combat Evolved will indeed launch this holiday season for Xbox 360 with a full visual overhaul. Sources explain that the re-release is not Bungie's 2001 Xbox game simply running at a higher resolution -- it's being remade with new art assets. While Halo's audio will likely remain unaltered, the controls will allow for more recent Halo configurations.

The Halo: Combat Evolved remake is allegedly being developed by New Jersey-based Saber Interactive, the company behind TimeShift and Namco's upcoming Inversion, but we've been unable to confirm the nature of the engine powering it. We understand that it's something other than the Reach engine.

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 game is expected to re-evolve on November 15, 2011, ten years after Halo: Combat Evolved launched alongside the Xbox. Our sources didn't know of any plans to similarly upgrade the recently disconnected Halo 2, but it's hard to imagine Microsoft playing favorites with its biggest franchise.
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WTB PC remake and update!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why would they remake something that is already perfect. (IMHO)

Halo: Ce MP was the best lan game ever next to SC.

IMO this will just ruin it.

We still hold monthly lan parties and play primarily Halo:Ce.
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Uh who cares? I was dancing when I saw it, then it said X360. How retarded. Screw off Bungie/343 halo franchise.

Lucky though HALO CE on PC has a huge competetive scene still and many players.
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I think i'd rather see the original with updated visuals and online multiplayer rather than a full remake.

Kind of like what they did with Perfect Dark.

With that said they already have me sold. Love that game.

EDIT: @KsiReaper, Halo CE LAN was epic, 16P System link worked incredibly well if you had a good hub.
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Why would they remake something that is already perfect. (IMHO)

Halo: Ce MP was the best lan game ever next to SC.

IMO this will just ruin it.

We still hold monthly lan parties and play primarily Halo:Ce.
Exactly what I was thinking... This is just a cash-grab, how could they ever willingly attempt to make a near-perfect game better... I'll tell you how, by not doing that and just milking a cashcow.

I'd prefer a high resolution + original game instead of some other engine and other art assets.
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They should have just left it alone. It was a great game but you don't see remakes of all great classical games.
    
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They should have just left it alone. It was a great game but you don't see remakes of all great classical games.
Gotta remember mate, MS needs that cash!!!! Halo reach is done, so need a cash cow somehow
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Original Halo with online co-op and achievements, and new art, what so bad about that?
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Original Halo with online co-op and achievements, and new art, what so bad about that?
Just console haters I guess. No one is making anyone buy this.
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