Halo 3 won’t be getting any special anniversary treatment, according to the latest word from 343 Industries.
The fan-favorite game originally released on September 25th, 2007, and fans have speculated that 343 Industries might have something in the works—perhaps an anniversary remaster or even a PC release. The appearance of Halo 3 artwork in a recent AMD promotional video added fuel to the fire, since the game has never appeared on PC and a rerelease of some kind would be the perfect opportunity to make the leap.
Now, however, community manager Brian Jarrard has shut down all speculation.
“I’ve been here just about 5 months now and haven’t ever heard of one single mention of Halo 3 coming to Steam nor Halo 3 anniversary being made,” Jarrard wrote on the Halo subreddit. “In fact, it’s been completely debunked multiple times over. Sorry to say but there’s no plans nor any work underway to make this happen (though personally I can’t deny it would be sweet).”
While both the original Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 both received remasters on their 10th anniversary, Halo 3‘s only follow-up appearance has been as part of The Master Chief Collection. Jarrard’s words don’t rule out the game getting a remake or remaster sometime in the future, but it does seem that such a project won’t be happening this year.
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