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Phil Spencer on Halo 2 remake: Multiplayer would have to be fantastic

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer has said that if the hardware giant was to remake Halo 2, then the multiplayer would need to be the main focus.

Speaking to IGN at the Game Developers Conference last week, Spencer told the site, "In this fictitious world where that game [Halo 2 Anniversary] existed," he said 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," he added, "I think the multiplayer would have to be fantastic."

This November marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of Bungie's Halo 2 and rumour has it that Microsoft are planning to mark it with a remake of the classic title.

Do you want to see Halo 2 Anniversary Edition announced for Xbox One and possibly Xbox 360?

Let us know your thoughts.

Edited On 28 Mar, 2014

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Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Why are they still pretending it's not happening?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Still the best Halo
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
We all know its happening, and so long as it happens on X1 i don't care. i'll be getting it.
Old Timer's avatar
Old Timer 3 years ago
Some still regard this as the "Greatest MP Game" ever! I'd be willing to bet a fair amount of cash this has been in development for quite a while and I'd also bet this is one of Microsoft's "Big E3 Anouncements" This game alone would sell better than most next gen titles already out, probably sell better than a lot yet to be released, of course it's coming :-)

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