While it’s only been about three months since the release of Halo: Reach, Bungie’s swan song to the series, as well as the latest expansion for the game releasing just yesterday in the form of the Noble Map Pack DLC, talk of the next Halo game has already begun.
It’s well known that Bungie will not be making any more games in the Halo franchise, with the project being passed over to 343 Industries, an internal Microsoft company. Recently, a U.K. magazine called Games Master announced that 343 Industries’ first release will be a remake of the original Halo: Combat Evolved.
Read more details after the jump.
Games Master have said that the source of their information is “industry chatter” so we can’t pass this off as confirmed yet. Although, it does seem like a smart business move given the popularity of the original Halo (in fact, Halo: CE is often considered to be the savior of the early FPS genre, which began picking up steam in the last generation of gaming).
Back in September, Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, revealed his desire to increase the frequency of the Halo series, meaning there would be annual releases such as the likes of Call of Duty, and, from what we’ve learned recently, Assassin’s Creed.
In addition to the remake, Games Master also reports that a new Halo game (most likely Halo 4) will release in 2012, following the 2011 release of the remake.
Now all we need is an Xbox 360 remake of Halo 2 and my life will be complete (even though several of the Halo 2 maps were brought back in Halo: Reach)
But all we need to know is: Are they making it. Well, I think we all know the answer to that…
^See what I did there? 😀