Ever since the HD remake of Combat Evolved was released last year we have had a swings and roundabouts situation, a will they, won’t they remake Halo 2, meaning all games in the series would have HD support. Now it appears the questions have been answered with a big fat no.
Despite evidence to the contrary with the UK’s Official Xbox Magazine reporting that the game was on it’s way due to the success of Combat Evolved Anniversary, it now seems 343 Industries have confirmed that the game is not in development. When asked at a Q&A the official response was ”We are not working on that at this time. We are kind of busy.” which was followed by a similar statement from Microsfot when they were approached.
While this could be seen as a blow, it isn’t dissimilar from the way Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary was approached during it’s development and it is still two years until the ten year milestone for the second game. We could even have a new Xbox by then.