As we mentioned yesterday, 343 businesses are looking to go public Removed content from early Halo games And dedicated committee responsible Halo: The Master Chief Collection For this purpose. Among the content that can be enjoyed, there is one content that will particularly appeal to players as it was the Halo 2 demo presented at E3 2003.
A historical demo
If you don’t know the story, know that this is the first Halo 2 gameplay demo released to the public. The first game was hugely successful, the Xbox was a powerful machine capable of great things and Xbox Live in its early days left gamers speechless with this “one more thing” of the Xbox conference.
Our favorite medium is full of unique moments, and trade shows showcasing upcoming games are the perfect opportunities to break out. What happened almost 20 years ago now with the Halo 2 demo on the streets of New Mombasa showed Microsoft’s much larger ambitions for the console.
Shadows, light management, and physics have captivated players who were only looking forward to the game!
Recreated and playable for everyone!
We now know that this demo was created specifically for the event, and that the final rendering of Halo 2 was far from it. 343 has documentation about it though, and has set a goal to recreate it using modders. So it will be playable for everyone on PC, and while no promises have been made on the matter, it’s unlikely that it will come to console as well.
Playing such a demo is truly extraordinary and will be very exciting for Halo fans. Below is a picture of the work in progress to recreate this demo, named EarthCity, to be playable in the Halo The Masterchief Collection. It’s noted that the multiple scripts used to trigger the sequence’s highlights create a specific challenge, and the goal is to run the demo from start to finish, including capturing the Ghost with the Masterchief.
The studio also notes that the demo and other content may not be available immediately. We are already looking forward to learning more about the progress of these various projects.
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