'Halo' HD Remake: 'The Master Chief Collection' Reportedly In Development For Xbox One, Includes 'Halo' 1 Through 4 [Rumors]
An official title and release window arrived for Halo 5: Guardians this past week, surprisingly coming before E3, but it looks like that not the only Halo-related entry we'll see soon.
Engadget is reporting the existence of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One, which will consist of Halo titles 1-4, supposedly currently in development for Xbox One. There has long been an expectation to see a Halo 2 anniversary edition, but it may have been planned for release in this collection all along.
The publications sources say the collection will be an HD remastering, and since it's meant to refresh gamers' memories of Master Chief before the release of Halo 5: Guardians, it won't include the spinoff titles such as Halo: ODST and Halo: Reach. Engadget notes that the developer is currently unknown, but predicts Saber Interactive (who handled the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and is currently working on an unannounced Xbox One project) may be behind the title.
It's a bit surprising that Microsoft is choosing to release all of the games at once, considering there would probably be enough interest to justify individual releases, but hats off to them for packaging it all together. It will be interesting to see what the price of such a collection would be, but we'll wait to hear official confirmation before trying to predict that.
Fans of the series, one of the most popular in gaming, will be happy to get a chance to purchase their favorite older titles in upgraded HD I'm sure. Stay tuned for official confirmation, and more information on Halo 5: Guardians leading up to E3.