Halo 2 remake and Crackdown 3 allegedly coming to Xbox One

News Aaron Birch 31 Jan 2014 - 05:14

A supposed leak online has revealed that a Halo 2 remake and the third Crackdown could be on the way...

Stepping deep into pinch of salt territory here, but it would appear as though a supposed verified source on NeoGAF has leaked some information regarding two very big titles for Microsoft's Xbox One.

The apparent Microsoft insider claims that work is under way on an Xbox One remake of Halo 2, and will be called Halo 2 Anniversary. It's not known if it'll follow the same template laid by the Xbox 360's Halo Anniversary, simply sporting better visuals, or if it'll add new content. The game is planned for release this year, on November 11. It's worth pointing out that the original Xbox release of Halo 2 came out in 2004, so this year does, indeed, mark its 10th anniversary.

The same source confirms that Crackdown 3 is in development, but will not arrive until 2016. It was also sated that Microsoft is working with Cloudgine on a secret project called Nimbus. This is a company that specialises in using cloud tech to power game mechanics and rendering.

Now, although this all sounds great, and the chance to revisit Halo 2 in HD form, not to mention the final arrival of Crackdown 3 will no doubt please Xbox fans, it's also very possibly fake. NeoGAF mods have apparently verified things, and confirmed that this leak could be the real thing, however, so we'll have to see just how much, if any of this information eventually works its way out of Microsoft in the next few months.


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Why do Microsoft have to be such arseholes... I wanted all the original Halo games on one system.
Not happy.

Crackdown for Xbox One. IT BETTER BE

Halo 2 Anniversary should be on the 360 simple as that. It seems like no matter what they do they don't want anybody to be able to have all the games on one system.

If the Xbox One was backwards compatible with 360 games, then this would be better news. But I have to say that I'm deeply disappointed. Perhaps if the outcry is loud enough, Halo 2 Anniversary will be released on both the One AND on the 360. It would be an ideal compromise, and would surely generate far more revenue for Microsoft.

Or get you to buy an Xbox one, exclusives are exclusive for one reason

The only thing that is making me stick with Microsoft's offering as opposed to the PS4 is Halo 5 and Gears of War. Making Halo 2: Anniversary exclusive to the One is actually putting me off. Like you said, it just seems like an underhanded attempt to get me to buy the new Xbox. I don't want to be blackmailed into buying it - if it proves to be a capable machine with a good range of quality games, then they deserve to be popular. But this just seems shady. Having all the old Halo games available for the 360, then deciding reduxing Halo 2 for a completely new machine strikes me as a gross marketing ploy.

Well what choice do they have? It's not exactly flying off the shelves like the PS4. I have a One, but only because the PS4 went with that terrible thumb stick alignment again. But to be honest, it is still really good. Gameplay feels much better than on 360.

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