I would LOVE for ALL Halos to eventually be available on Xbox One. I wonder if the Halo 2 Anniversary Edition might include Halo 1 Anniversary either via on disk or by download. It would actually be a great pre-order bonus or even a collector's edition bonus.
It's funny, I look at people in this thread who say they'd buy a $500 console solely for a HD remake but then I think to myself, 'if this was PGR2 HD, I'd be saying exactly the same things' - horses for courses I guess.
This makes sense; Halo 2 Anniversary/whatever edition you want to call it rumors have been floating around forever, and despite MS doubling down on saying Halo 5 was coming out this year I still don't see that happening.
I wonder a little bit where all these posts from people claiming it was obvious that H5 is a 2015 title were in all these discussions we had where it allways was pretty much seen as a given that it releases in 2014.
This is literally all that matters. Not that I loved Halo 2's multiplayer, having been a longtime Halo 1 MP fan before that. But if their focus is on the campaign, that's a seriously bad call.
As for Halo 5 potentially being a 2015 game, it's not surprising. Mainline Halo games have traditionally taken three years, and they'll especially need that kind of time when releasing their first game on a new console. Besides, Destiny will probably already scratch that itch for me this fall.
Now September is wide open I expect Sunset and Quantum Break around then actually. November is a risky month to launch new IP, everything gets cannibalized by the yearly stuff. Halo 2 Anniversary will obviously be November 11th, no way will they launch another exclusive alongside it with what I just mentioned.
Fable I would bet on August, it's usually august. Forza is usually October. So Sunset for September and QB for October?
It wasn't as good as the first, but it had some great ideas and Ruffian weren't really given enough time to make a proper sequel, which is why it felt more like an expansion. A 2 -3 year development time and proper funding for CD3 should make any CD fan very excited.
Not only that, Cloudgine are involved and one of the co-founders is none other than Dave Jones.
They're a cloud company who are "building the next generation multi-player Cloud Gaming experience, where all game logic and the rendering for individual clients is carried out in the Cloud."
They're based in Edinburgh too, so it would keep the Scottish connection within Crackdown (reminder for those with dim memories: RealTime Worlds and Ruffian Games, the respective developers of Crackdown 1 and Crackdown 2, are based in Dundee).