The Halo panel revealed a handful of things about the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief collection this last Friday at Comic Con, including the Anniversary Edition remake of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is the third announced Halo 2 map of six that are getting the anniversary treatment, and it looks amazing! Check out the gallery below to see the new and improved Zanzibar, and hit that follow button to stay up to date on everything Halo!
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– Caleb Stiles
In a recent interview with IGN at the Game Developers Conference 2014, Microsoft Game Studios Boss, Phil Spencer, laid down the guidelines for a “hypothetical” Halo 2 remake, and the importance of multiplayer.
“In this fictitious world where that game existed,” he began, smiling, “it’s an easy answer: it has to be just the multiplayer experience that we all found in that first Halo 2 game. If you think about what happened in the franchise and what were the hallmark moments – when did duel wielding come in, when did another playable character that wasn’t Master Chief come in?
“All the things that you and I know about the evolution of the franchise, if you’re going to say one thing about Halo 2, you’re going to talk about real multiplayer. I think you just have to nail that in just such a fundamentally core way. Frankly [we’d have to do it] probably better than we did with Halo 1 Anniversary.
I thought the multiplayer in Halo 1 Anniversary was good, but Halo 1 never had multiplayer in the truest sense, so it always was going to be something different. “If there were something called Halo 2 Anniversary, I think the multiplayer would have to be fantastic.”
Microsoft has already confirmed that some Halo news will be released during E3 2014 this year, and it seems more than likely that Halo 2: XB1 is going to be that news. Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and for everything Halo, we’ve got you covered at Dope Since the 90’s!
– Caleb Stiles