The main Halo franchise is reportedly being remade for the Xbox One

Yesterday, Microsoft and 343 Industries had officially announced the next Halo installment in the form of Halo 5: Guardians. The game, unfortunately, will not be seeing a release until the fall of 2015, meaning that we still have a long wait in front of us, assuming that there are no hiccups along the way. The good news is that if you were hoping to relive the Halo franchise but with updated graphics, you’re in luck because according to Engadget’s sources, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 will be getting a HD remake when they are to be released for Microsoft’s Xbox One platform.

Master Chief is getting a facelift with an HD collection of his exploits. We’ve learned thatHalo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 are being collected in a Master Chief-focused HD remaster coming from Microsoft. Our sources say that the set will zero in onHalo’s most famous soldier to refresh audience’s memories ahead of Halo 5: Guardians’ release, so curiosities like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach likely won’t be a part of the package. The game’s developer is unknown at this point, but considering that Saber Interactive handled Combat Evolved Anniversary and is also working on an unannounced Xbox One project, the team is a likely suspect. Also unclear are plans for digital distribution, resolution and frame-rate (Microsoft bragged that that the next Halo will run at a “blistering” 60fps), piecemeal releases, or if the games will surface on other platforms as well (PC, anyone?).

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