NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Halo Reborn, a fan-developed project, reveals its first gameplay trailer showcasing a familiar section from Halo: Combat Evolved.
Players that desire a Halo remake should look no further than a modding team who are revamping the original trilogy for PC. The reveal trailer for Halo Reborn showcases a familiar setting from the first Halo game that will excite fans for what’s to come.
According to the official website for Halo Reborn, the fan-made project will require players to own Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as it will use its assets to accomplish the mod. The goal of Halo Reborn is to bring the original trilogy back using the Halo 3 engine from Halo MCC to recreate Halo 1, Halo 2, and Halo 3. Everything from missions, maps, enemies, and weapons will be new and updated in order to streamline the Halo story, which will offer a fresh experience for fans of the original trilogy in one campaign experience. The mod is a great way for the community to keep Halo MCC afloat, though official Halo: The Master Chief Collection content updates continue to release even in 2022.
For example, as described on the Halo Reborn website, some backtracking sections will be cut in order to develop the maps in a more intelligent way. This means some sections from the first three games will appear in different places. Halo Reborn will also utilize a new system called IHUD (Immersive HUD) that aims for a more cinematic experience, similar to what Ghost of Tsushima accomplished. Fans can get an idea of what some of this will look like in the Halo Reborn gameplay trailer, which showcases a section from Halo: Combat Evolved. The iconic mission revealed is more immersive than ever before, featuring higher quality textures and revamped environments while still maintaining the iconic replay value that Halo: Combat Evolved is known for.