To date Microsoft has released several remastered titles from its Halo franchise, with the latest being Halo 3: ODST. Now if you thought that all of Microsoft’s Halo titles will be remastered eventually, you might be disappointed. According to a recent tweet by Xbox head Phil Spencer, Halo Reach might not see a remaster.
According to Spencer, he writes that he would like to see Halo Reach come back as a backwards compatible title for the Xbox One. For those unfamiliar, earlier this year Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would gain backwards compatibility in which Xbox 360 titles could be played on it, assuming the developer/publisher allows it.
What this means is that Halo Reach could be the only first-person shooter Halo title to not be given the remastered treatment. However this isn’t all bad news as the game’s executive producer Dan Ayoub did state that this was something Microsoft was thinking about since many had been asking for it.
Speaking to VideoGamer, “What I can tell you is probably the biggest question we get from people is, what about ODST and Reach. What I can say is it’s certainly not in our development timeline or planning right now [but] we’ve heard that question so much that it has seeped into our collective subconscious. I think enough people have asked about it that we are thinking about it.”