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Halo 3 remaster isn’t happening, says Microsoft

Halo 3: Anniversary isn’t coming to Xbox One or Windows 10 anytime soon, Microsoft has finally confirmed.

Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 have both received significant remastering efforts in the past few years, and fans are eager to play the third instalment with a shiny new coat of paint.

Unfortunately, this isn’t happening. Writing on Reddit, Halo community manager Brian Jarrard said, “OMG stop. There is no Halo 3 Anniversary.” This comment accompanies the news that Halo 6 won’t be at E3 this year.

With no remaster or sequel in sight for next month’s big event, 343 Industries is instead teasing a “little something” for a different project. ODST 2 maybe?

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First released in September 2007, this year would mark the 10th anniversary for Halo 3. To us, a remaster would be the perfect way to mark such an occasion.

If not, the game and its multiplayer are playable in their entirely through the Halo: Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Perhaps it will make an appearance on PC this year thanks to Xbox Play Anywhere.

With the release of Halo 5: Guardians almost two years behind us, it’s surprising to hear that the upcoming sequel won’t be at E3 this year.

Watch: E3 2017 Predictions

What would you like to see from Halo next? Let us know in the comments.

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