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Halo: Reach's Multiplayer Gameplay Tweaks Revealed

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During our recent chat with 343 Industries' Frank O'Connor, we got onto the subject of new multiplayer additions for both Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo: Reach, which is great news for Reach fans, as the Halo 1 remake's launch will see the introduction of several new multiplayer goodies.

"We're actually adding the M60 pistol to the multiplayer suite with a title update for Halo: Reach. Most of the functionality won't be available in Reach until Halo: CE Anniversary launches in November," said O'Connor. "We're making some subtle and some significant changes to the Halo: Reach gameplay, and we just want to make sure that there's a good balance of that when the game launches."

O'Connor noted that these changes will result in a new multiplayer playlist for Halo: Reach, enabling players to play a more classic Halo game experience, presumably without extras like armour abilities and so on. Pure, old-school Halo in essence.

"The original plan was to make it so we could have a more classic experience in Anniversary and to do that, we had to make pretty significant changes to the gameplay in Reach," O'Connor stated. "You'll still be able to play the exact same identical Reach gameplay alongside it via matchmaking, but we'll make a classic matchmaking playlist to go with it."

So, everyone's a winner then. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is out worldwide on November 15th, 2011.


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US September 14, 2010
Europe September 14, 2010
Japan September 15, 2010

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