Halo 2 HD Remake Said To Be In Development

The latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine UK says that 343 Industries, maker of last year's Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (and this year's all-new Halo 4), has similar plans for Halo 2.

"Following the success of remake Halo Anniversary, 343 Industries has now started development of Halo 2 Anniversary," the magazine says in its rumours section. No sourcing or other details are given.

Asked about the rumour, a Microsoft spokesman told Kotaku: "Our focus right now is on developing Halo 4. Beyond that, we do not comment on rumours or speculation."


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    I hope this is true. Anniversary is excellent.

      Amazing the difference when you push the back button, goes to show we definitely have rose tinted glasses when we talk about last gen game graphics. I was constantly pushing back just to see the different character and environment models.

    PC please.

      Fat chance, sadly. Even if they did, it would probably be limited to Windows 8, or 9 depending on when it's released :P

      Since PC has Halo 2 Vista and is not very popular i doubt they would see it as a worthy investment.

      Don't get me wrong, i am mostly a PC player these days and i would love to see it, but it's VERY unlikely to happen.

    There probably won't be a PC release. Halo hasn't been on PC since 2006. This is defiantly happening, it will come out next holidays and will be between Halo 4 and 5.

    I hope they do make a HD version. My first thought when finishing Halo CE Anniversary was that they now needed a rerelease of Halo 2.

    Cool, some game game news for gamers!

    Not fussed. Anniversary was great because I adored Halo, but I felt the series took a distinct nose-dive with 2. The gameplay was great, the level design was great, dual wielding, etc ... but level design was boring, the story was incomprehensible and I HATED playing as the Arbiter.
    I wouldn't play a remake of Halo 2.

      I like how you say the level design was great, then say the level design was boring.

    i thought that they might remake halo 2 considering the fact that that halo 2 is the only halo game without an xbox 360 title

    but i agree with you i hated playing as the arbiter as well besides the story is all about the masterchief not thel vadam thats why i am really looking forward to halo 4

    *WTF? Level design was great, yet it was boring? Lost my cursor there. Level design was great, level progression was boring.
    Strange,.

      That makes more sense lol

    I did a full playthrough of all the Halo games after Reach came out, kicking myself a bit for it now because I didn't enjoy Anniversary as much as I could have (since I'd just finished the Xbox version again)...

    Hopefully they fix the co-op with Halo 2 I remember doing legendary co-op and whenever me or my brother regardless if one of us was still alive we both got sent to the last checkpoint it made it impossible to play it co-op due to the constant resetting.

    I'm playing through Halo 2 right now... and it is so good.

    I would seriously look forward to an Anniversary edition.

    Really really hope that this is true. Halo 2 and Xbox1 Live is full of great memories :)

    The only thing that i would be annoyed about is if they got rid of the MP and threw in the Halo 4 engine with remakes or something. Hopefully that wont happen, because to have the original Halo 2 MP back would be awesome (and i don't really count Halo 2V btw lol).

    That will be cool actually, the original trilogy (yeah i said it!) all on the 360, so I can play thru the campaign with my console challenged friend without stopping to explain every little plot point.

    I want this, only because then I can have all the Halo games on one console. As it stands 2 is the only one bound to the original Xbox, and I never got one of those.

      I bought an XBOX 360 last year specifically for Halo (have been playing the original Halo on a Mac for quite a few years). Halo 2 runs fine on the 360.

    If this is true then I will buy this. Definitely I will buy this. I will buy HD Halo 2. I will take out my money and exchange it for a copy of the aforementioned game. I will buy the hell out of this thing.

    Anniversary wasn't good; the frame rate was all over the place. If a game can't hit at least a steady 30 fps, then it's not enjoyable IMO.

      The FPS for the most part was decent and very playable; sure there was dips here and there, but anyone who is a big enough fan of the game shouldn't really care too much about that though for the fact it's the same game we love with a fresh coat of paint

      If it someone who didn't play the original much or at all, then i can understand why it would be annoying though.

    I haven't played Halo 2 so this would be a definite grab for me, I also still have to get around to getting Anniversary. I still think it is important to play Halo 2 just to fill in that gap that is missing from my Halo experience.

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