343 Industries head, Frankie O’Connor, has said that main Halo “experiences” will be kept internal, putting a damper on the rumours that Saber Interactive were developing Combat Evolved HD.
“343 as a publishing entity and Bungie before it is always open to collaboration. We’ve done weird things in the past like we put a Spartan in Dead or Alive 3… We met with Itagaki and his team to make sure the Spartan was fighting correctly, using a style that was appropriate, was the right height and moving like a Spartan,” O’ Connor said.
“We’ve always been open to those sort of mini-collaborations, but as far as the core game experiences are concerned we have to keep that close to home.”
It is uncertain yet if 343 will be able to make a Halo game as good as the Bungie originals, but they are developing the upcoming defiant map pack for Reach which will release on March 15th.
Thanks to CVG for the info.