It is known to everyone that the best thing about Halo is multiplayer aspect of the franchise. Well, if we are choosing to ignore the relationship between Cortana and Master Chief.
For quite a long time, rumors about Halo 2 Anniversary for ‘Xbox One’ continue to resurface in one form or another. Now, although every die-hard and casual fan would like this to happen, there is still no confirmation.
Despite of the fact that Microsoft’s Phil Spencer very well knows how eagerly fans are waiting for an announcement, he just won’t stop teasing them.
While speaking to IGN, Spencer laid stress on the multiplayer aspect of the game by stating,
In this fictitious world where that game existed, it’s an easy answer: it has to be just the multiplayer experience that we all found in that first Halo 2 games.
Halo 2 was released back in November, 2004 for the original Xbox and Microsoft Windows with 5.4 Billion titles played until now. It featured peer-to-peer matchmaking, leveling up, and map playlists on Xbox Live.
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?
In the end, Spencer stated that if they remake Halo 2, they must do it better than they did with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Once again, this kind of hints they are planning on a remake.
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.
If there were something called Halo 2 Anniversary. I think the multiplayer would have to be fantastic.
Halo 2 Anniversary is rumored to be launched at the end of this year for Xbox One with Halo 5 delayed to 2015.