Halo's legacy multiplayer
maps, brought back from the dead for Combat Evolved Anniversary, will
also be available as DLC for Halo: Reach, says Microsoft, and they'll be available fairly soon. This is
good news for anyone who's played the original's single-player
campaign to death (so much so that they don't feel like ponying up for the new Anniversary edition) but misses going PvP on maps that went offline
when OG Xbox support was dropped from XBLA.
The multiplayer portion of
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary runs on the same engine as that of
Halo: Reach, as opposed to the upgraded version of the engine the campaign runs on. That means it's an easy task to release the maps from
the former as DLC for the latter, allowing Reach players to get in on
the nostalgia without shelling out for the whole package.
Best of all? The Anniversary Map Pack will be available for 1200 MSP on Combat Evolved
Anniversary's launch date of Nov 15. If you're planning on picking up
the remake, Microsoft explains you'll be able to install the
Map Pack within both titles, giving you twice as many playmates on the new maps.
And those of you who've been playing
Breakneck for literally a decade, try to go easy on newcomers.