Last year upon the release of the HD remake Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, the game received solid reviews along with around 2 million copies being sold worldwide. This was enough of a success in Microsoft’s eyes, but there were a decent number of people who saw the remake as just simply something to pop in before Halo 4 arrived later this year. While we know that the next sequel will be the start of an all-new trilogy behind Master Chief, it’s unclear just what the plans are for Halo‘s future. Now, it seems 343 may want to make the wait between sequels bearable once more by returning to the franchise’s past.
G4 reports that in the latest issue of Xbox Magazine, the publication reveals “Following the success of remake Halo: Anniversary, 343 Industries has now started development ofHalo 2: Anniversary.” Whether or not the HD remake will make it onto the Xbox 360, or as a possible launch title for the next-generation Xbox rumored to be released next Holiday has yet to be determined. Then again given the title, it’s likely 343 will want to wait until 2014 to mark the 10 year anniversary of the sequel until an HD remake hits shelves.
Halo 2 was revolutionary for many reasons. For starters, the game was praised for its online multiplayer and began a trend that would eventually grow into the massive multiplayer circuit we have today on various systems. With that, Halo 2 was also acclaimed for its matchmaking technology that came with the multiplayer mode. In terms of innovations, Halo 2 is seen as a title that broke ground and paved the way for many games today.
We’ll keep you updated as more information on the title develops.
Meanwhile, Halo 4 is schedule to hit store shelves on November 6th.