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Remaster Chief: Halo 1-4 HD coming to Xbox One?

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Jonathan Lester
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343 Industries, Halo, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft, Rumour, Xbox One Games

Remaster Chief: Halo 1-4 HD coming to Xbox One?

Start and finish the fight

Halo 5: Guardians is out next year, but Microsoft promise that the Xbox One "journey" starts later in 2014. As such we were expecting an 'Anniversary Edition' of Halo 2 to celebrate the tenth birthday of Bungie's sequel, yet a new report suggests that Microsoft are thinking significantly bigger.

Engadget claims that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will include Halo 1, 2, 3 and 4; all remastered and retouched into full HD. Sorry Firefly fans, but ODST apparently doesn't make the cut. Saber Interactive have been linked with the project, which fits considering their involvement with Halo's Anniversary Edition, so here's hoping that the often-lacklustre studio manages to do another good job here.

This makes great a great deal of sense since none of the existing Halo games are compatible with Xbox One, while many of us need our memories refreshed. Plus it would help to plug a Halo-shaped hole in the Xbox One's release schedule while delivering a perfect vehicle for Halo 5's multiplayer beta.

If true, I do idly wonder whether the name 'Master Chief collection' cements the idea of a brand new playable character in Halo 5. The artwork already places a mysterious new Spartan above  the Chief, while the name of the rumoured re-release suggests that John's playable journey could come to an end (or at least a hiatus).

Am I reading too much into this? Probably. Especially if Microsoft debunk the rumour at E3.

Either way, would you buy The Master Chief Collection?

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stevenjameshyde  May. 20, 2014 at 10:44

All depends on what they do with the multiplayer, for me. A single suite composed of the best maps and modes from all four games and their map packs could be spectacular

Late  May. 20, 2014 at 11:41

I'd definitely be interested - assuming we're talking normal RRP rather than it being limited to some ridiculous collectors' editions at £100-£150 or something.
Naturally no self-respecting deal hunter would pay RRP. I just mean I hope the RRP is £50, like most new games.

Would love to replay the campaigns, and I enjoyed the little bit of multiplayer I played back in the day.
(Hope it has re-mappable controls, mind. I had a go on Halo 3 a couple of years back, after playing lots of COD, and kept blowing myself up with a cooked grenade every time I tried to aim at someone. Which was actually bloody funny, but would definitely wear thin after a while.)

MattGardner  May. 20, 2014 at 11:44

Balls. Now I might have to buy an Xbox One this year.

BOOOOOO to no ODST, though. I absolutely loved that game.

JonLester  May. 20, 2014 at 11:52

@stevenjameshyde: Agreed, but I suspect that it would probably release as seperate campaigns with a standalone multiplayer suite, probably repurposed from Halo 4. That's pretty much how Halo: CE Anniversary did it (with Reach as its basis, of course).

Some maps will definitely make the jump, though. Miss Blood Gulch and Tombstone so damn much - not to mention Halo 2's most excellent selection.

@Late: Oh, there's every chance that this will be a ridiculous special edition of Halo 2 anniversary.

@MattGardner: "BOOOOOO to no ODST"

Well Firefly is on Netflix. You could put it on in the background while playing some of the less ambitious levels from the numbered franchise games - basically the same thing. :p

Obvious trolling aside, the amazing stealth sandbox city takes some beating. You'd have to play Truth And Reconciliation several times over while listening to groovy sax - and that still wouldn't come close.

Last edited by JonLester, May. 20, 2014 at 11:54
chieftex  May. 20, 2014 at 15:03

Just wanted to say that "Remaster Chief" is one of your best headlines!

Late  May. 20, 2014 at 15:50

Just wanted to say that "Remaster Chief" is one of your best headlines!

Seconded! :D

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