Halo 1 remake: Is there any point?

Debate: Have we evolved too far beyond Combat Evolved?

At the beginning of the week, rumours began to surface that a remake of Halo: Combat Evolved was in the works.

In fact, when asked, UK Xbox boss Stephen McGill seemed to be quite up front about favouring of a remake, telling Eurogamer earlier this month: "I imagine it's a good idea".


"I think some people want to go back to older games and see them revisited and I think a lot of developers want to see that too," he said.

Sure moving down remake road is great for a bit of gaming nostalgia - it's a route Sony has taken time and time again with the latest HD remastering being the Sly Cooper Collection - but is there really any point above and beyond that?

Whisperings suggest that if it were remade, Combat Evolved would arrive in November next year, ten years after it was originally released.

But a lot has happened in the past ten years as far as games development is concerned, should we really be looking back to a game that had its day a decade ago?

Considering how successful the Halo franchise has been since its arrival - with many people getting the most gratification somewhere around Halo 3 and the latest and final Halo episode being such a hit - is looking to Combat Evolved a step back?

If you're a PS3 owner you'll have probably established your stance on this a while ago thanks to Sony's HD remakes.

To those who've bought old games with a new lick of paint, have they managed to recreate the same levels of fun they did originally or have they withered against the test of time?

Will you be first in line for an HD version of Combat Evolved or do you think we've evolved too far to be bothered?