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Microsoft not planning to remake Xbox games for the 360, questions the value of HD remakes

In an interview with IGN last week, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer revealed that remaking Xbox classics such as Halo: CE and Halo 2 is pretty far down Microsoft's to-do list.

"I don't think it's necessarily a bad idea, 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?" said Spencer.

Above: The price we want? As a big fan of the original Halo, you can have my firstborn

The VP went on to explain that with all of the things Microsoft is up to, he doesn't “spend a lot of time thinking about it.” However, Microsoft isn't entirely myopic, and you can find countless titles from systems as far back as the Sega: Genesis on Xbox Live Arcade.

On the other side of the spectrum, PlayStation has been busy rereleasing PS2 classics such as God of War on the PlayStation Network with impressive results. But it appears that, at least for now, fans of Microsoft-published Xbox games are going to have to hang on to their phone-book sized controllers. And as for non-Microsoft games,at least one hashad some troublein the downloadable remake department, due to the 360's download size limit.

Oct 27, 2010