In a recent interview with Attack of the Fanboy, 343 Industries quickly debunked the rumor about Halo 2 Anniversary possibly being in development, as rumored by OXM Magazine. It’s quite unfortunate, considering the amount of buzz the little rumor sent across the internet. Here’s the quote from the interview, debunking the rumor.
Q: The E3 demos for Halo 4 looked fantastic, but they made me want to replay the other numbered Halo games. With the great job 343 did with the HD remastering of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, is there a chance we will see Halo 2 HD before the end of this console generation? Maybe a Halo Trilogy pack to promote the new saga? Pretty please?
343 Industries: We are not working on that at this time. We are kind of busy.
Is there still hope that an Anniversary edition of Halo 2 will come out in the future? Sure, with Halo Anniversary selling 1.5 million copies and counting, I can’t see a reason why Microsoft and 343 wouldn’t jump on an HD rendition of Halo 2. I myself would love to own the entire franchise (up to 4) on one console. However, many fans across Reddit and forums around the net are simply calling for Microsoft to re-relesae Halo 2 on the XBL Marketplace, untouched and with multiplayer capabilities.