Halo 3 Remaster Is Not Happening, Microsoft Says

"OMG stop."


Having already released "Anniversary" editions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, Microsoft won't follow those up with a remaster of Halo 3, at least not yet.

Writing on Reddit as ske7ch343, Halo community manager Brian Jarrard said, "OMG stop. There is no Halo 3 Anniversary." This comment came as part of Jarrard's confirmation that Microsoft won't show Halo 6 at E3 2017 next month, though it will have "a little something" to reveal for a different project.

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Halo 3 was released in September 2007, so some people thought it would be fitting to release a remaster to celebrate the game's 10th anniversary this year. But it's not going to happen, apparently.

If you're looking for some Halo 3 action, the game's Xbox 360 servers are still online, while the game is playable on Xbox One through Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Microsoft's Halo and Halo 2 Anniversary editions featured remastered campaigns and multiplayer support, along with the ability to switch between classic and remastered graphics.

As for what 343's "little something" is, there's no indication if it's for Halo Wars 2 or something else, like potentially the Steven Spielberg Halo TV show. All will be revealed during Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing, which is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, June 11.

The most recent Halo FPS, Halo 5: Guardians, was released back in October 2015 and has received a great deal of post-launch support ever since. Its single-player campaign was the source of some criticism, particularly its story and how it related (or did not) to its marketing. Whatever changes are made, we do know Halo 6 will feature split-screen multiplayer support.

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