Report: Microsoft to release compilation of Halo HD remakes for Xbox One this year

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Microsoft may have just announced announced "Halo 5: Guardians," but if a new report is accurate, it has much bigger plans for the franchise's future on Xbox One.

According to a report by Engadget, Microsoft will release high-definition remakes of "Halo: Combat Evolved," "Halo 2," "Halo 3" and "Halo 4" in a single package for the Xbox One entitled "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" sometime this year. Engadget states it doesn't know who the game's developer will be, though it hypothesizes that Saber Interactive, developer of the Xbox 360 remake "Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary," may be the studio responsible.

The report follows months of rumors that Microsoft will release a high-definition remake of "Halo 2" for the game's 10th anniversary this year, as well as promises that a Halo game would be released for Xbox One this year.

If Engadget's report is true, it would corroborate a recent rumor that the first four games in the Halo franchise's main storyline (not including "Halo: Reach" or "Halo 3: ODST," which don't follow primary protagonist Master Chief) would be remade for Xbox One. According to those rumors, however, the most recent three entries in the main storyline wouldn't be released as a compilation but individually within a year of "Halo 5."

Source: Engadget | Image via Microsoft

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As someone who switched from PC's to consoles this gen, will be nice to get to play the old Halo's if I want and the price is right (should be) will be nice on my xb1 to get these games. I really do hope more developers follow suit, not sure how worth it would be but there are a lot of older games I would love to pickup on the new consoles, even if it was just a simple port.

I would happily play Halo 3 in HD again, I spent so much time in multiplayer on that game when it first game out. It was so much fun and none of the more recent releases have had the same feeling in the short times I have played them.

I'm gonna assume this will be on dual-layer Blu-Ray. I don't see any other way they could package this, other than as a download from their market.

TheBrockman said,
I'm gonna assume this will be on dual-layer Blu-Ray. I don't see any other way they could package this, other than as a download from their market.

8x4 is 32. You have to assume that they aren't going to include the multiplayer from each game, at least I'm assuming that. So that's going to cut down on some space too. Even with improved textures, I think they could fit it on 50 gig disc.

All I wanted for them to do is release Halo 2 anniversary on 360 too and THEN I could have every single halo game on one system, but le sigh this would be an ultimate collection if they included Reach, ODST, and Halo Wars, regardless how you feel about those games they are still Halo lore.

Not including the multiplayer would be logical IMO, otherwise you'll instantly split the gamers over 4 different games and Halo 5 after it, which wouldn't be wise with the current amount of Xbox Ones out there.

Seeing how i love halo series but never played 4 for some reason i would buy this in a heart beat just for the halo 4 especially if its been overhauled graphically.

Bonfire said,
Probably won't happen, Halo is their Xbox seller.

Probably not, but I can keep holding out hope. It happened for Fable at least. :)

Does Bungie still exist as a company any more, or was it swallowed up entirely by m$?

and don't ms own 'Rare' too? Bet they won't like there announcement about what to do next with the xbone then!

Simon Fowkes said,
Does Bungie still exist as a company any more, or was it swallowed up entirely by m$?

and don't ms own 'Rare' too? Bet they won't like there announcement about what to do next with the xbone then!

Bungie is releasing Destiny to all platforms in september. They are a seperate company now