Microsoft: Halo Anniversary to target new generation of gamers
To give players who were too young before a chance to get into the famed franchise.
Microsoft is aiming to appeal to a whole new generation of gamers with the upcoming release of Halo Anniversary pack – an HD remake of the original Halo due November. The plan is to introduce the franchise to those gamers who were too young to be legally be able to play the title when it first came out in 2001.
“The tenth anniversary is huge and is a product of great passion. It’s important we celebrate this – the game itself was a huge milestone for us and kickstarted the platform in a lot of ways,” said Microsoft UK Xbox director Stephen McGill.
“But the platform has evolved dramatically in that time, so it’s worth going back to show how it still stands up as a product made today.”
“One of the key things with Halo 4 is going back to what made it amazing for people playing the first Halo.
“But the people who are 18 years old now were only eight when Halo appeared. They probably didn’t play it. That’s the opportunity the Anniversary pack and then Halo 4 have.”
As for the competition in the crowded Holiday months, McGill said he is not too concerned about it.
“It’s different to Gears of War, it’s different to Call of Duty. So it stands alongside them,” he said.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is due November 15 on Xbox 360.