Microsoft Game Studios Not Considering Any HD Remakes
Written Wednesday, October 27, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With Sony churning out HD remakes of some of its best PS2 games - God of War, Sly Cooper, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus to name a few - and doing pretty well out of them too, it's perhaps surprising that Microsoft hasn't followed suit and applied the high-definition gloss to its own stable of classic Xbox titles.
The truth is that Microsoft Game Studios just isn't that interested in HD remakes, so you can cast aside those dreams of playing a remastered Halo: Combat Evolved, Blinx or even Conker, as it's not on the cards for the company, and indeed there are no plans to release any HD remakes any time soon.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer explains that the studio just has too much going on to even consider HD remakes at present. "We obviously have a lot of new things going on," he told IGN, "so the thought of re-doing a bunch of things is probably difficult to just weave into the overall portfolio."
However, it's not something that's off the table entirely, and Spencer openly acknowledges that HD remakes might be a good proposition, although he questions their value. "I don't think it's necessarily a bad idea," he said. "I'm going to think about it from the customer's perspective, and are we really delivering something of value to the customer at a price that they want?"
We know that an HD remake of the first two Halo titles would sell like hotcakes, but for now it looks like Perfect Dark might have been a one-off.