Microsoft announces "Halo Fest" for PAX Prime

Microsoft has announced that a “live Halo experience” called Halo Fest that will debut during PAX prime, which will take place in Seattle, USA on August 26.

According to official Halo Waypoint site, the event will take place to mark 10 years of Halo and Master Chief. It will also allow Microsoft to show why the past ten years of the series “were just the beginning”

The site states, “If you call yourself a Halo fan, this is the year to attend PAX Prime! With a PAX Prime badge, fans gain admission to Halo Fest, the largest and most expansive live Halo experience ever. Packed with tournaments, exclusive panels, and sweet prizes, Halo Fest is the place to be for Halo fans attending PAX Prime 2011.

This event commemorates ten incredible years of Halo, looking back at the amazing stories that forged a diverse community and redefined gaming for two entire console generations. Join us August 26th-28th, at the Washington State Convention Center, and see why the last ten years of Halo were just the beginning.”

Back in February 2011, rumors of a Halo: Combat Evolved remake was rife, with talk that Saber Interactive, the team responsible for TimeShift, was overseeing development. Combat Evolved is expected to be more than just a resolution bump - art assets will be completely redone, though the original audio is apparently remaining intact.

Boasting a resolution of 1080p and support for the latest wave of 3D televisions, the remake is sure to shine on the latest home entertainment setups, but with backwards compatibility working fine with the original game on Xbox 360, it might be a harder sell to the more casual fan that is satisfied with their copy.

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the better twin said,
"It will also allow Microsoft to show why the past ten years of the series 'were just the beginning'."

Oh dear.

Do you say the same for any long running series out there? You know, like Mario, Zelda, Sonic....

zeta_immersion said,
i wish they would make 3,reach, and wars for pc
And not a ****ty port like HiredGun did for H2V. A good port like Halo1.

zeta_immersion said,
i wish they would make 3,reach, and wars for pc

+1
I own the 360 versions, but I'd buy the PC versions once they get old and around $15.

mrp04 said,

+1
I own the 360 versions, but I'd buy the PC versions once they get old and around $15.

That kind of attitude isn't going to help change their mind

I think that Certain Affinity is working on H3 for the PC. I can't be certain though. Certain Affinity is a dev that Bungie and a few others look to for people to hire.

Regardless, any s***** port or whatnot would be absolutely fine with me. I used to be the biggest Halo freak around Halo 1 and 2, and when my Xbox died a week before Halo 3 came out, I nearly died. But I decided it best to man up a little and buy a PC instead of a new Xbox. I couldn't have made a better choice, but it still angers me that I've effectively waited 7 years to finish the fight.

Edited by Reacon, May 3 2011, 6:09pm :