I think somebody hates me. Last week G4T reported that, based on an interview from 343 Industries development director Frank O’Connor, it seemed unlikely that there would be a new entry to the Halo franchise in 2011, and that 343 industries’ next project would not be a remake of Halo: Combat Evolved. Shortly after that report, Joystiq claimed to have confirmed that 343 is in fact working on a remake of Halo:CE, which will be released in time for the game’s tenth anniversary this November.
If the Joystiq report is accurate, then the remake is being developed by Saber Interactive (Timeshift, Inversion) and produced by 343 Industries. The graphics for the remake will be done from scratch, as opposed to HD updates like the God of War and Sly Collections: The remake will support 1080p and 3D graphics. Also, the Halo remake will likely feature online co-op, a staple for more recent entries in the series. Joystiq believes that the game will be released on November 15th, the tenth anniversary of the Halo franchise.
As of today, this is all simply conjecture: Neither Microsoft, 343 Industries or Saber Interactive have confirmed that the Halo remake is actually in the works. We’ll keep you up to speed as more information comes to light.