Microsoft boss Phil Spencer discusses the idea of Halo 2 Anniversary

Microsoft boss Phil Spencer discusses the idea of Halo 2 Anniversary

At the Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco last week, Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer got talking to IGN about what it would take if Microsoft were to make a Halo 2 Anniversary game.

“In this fictitious world where that game existed,” said Spencer, “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,” he finished, “I think the multiplayer would have to be fantastic.”

An anniversary edition of Halo was released back in 2011 to mark the originals 10th birthday and there has been a lot of speculation as to whether there will be an anniversary edition for Halo 2. So far there has been no confirmation but only time will tell.

Source: IGN

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