halo 2 anniversary

Microsoft has now admitted that the campaign for Halo 2: Anniversary, the graphically revamped version of the first person shooter that will be a part of the Xbox One game bundle Halo: The Master Chief Collection, will not run at a full 1080p resolution like the other three Halo games that are a part of the collection.

This revelation comes at the very end of a new preview of the game collection from IGN, thanks to a quote from 343 executive producer Dan Ayoub:

"During development we were really pleased with the way the engine and buffer allowed us to switch instantly between classic and Anniversary engines that are running simultaneously – however that, as you might expect, put a hit on resolution. The campaign of Halo 2: Anniversary looked fantastic at 720p with the level of detail and clarity it gave us, but like every other aspect of the game and tech, we wanted to push it further. So in the last weeks of development, our teams were able to meet a stretch goal and the campaign of Halo 2: Anniversary now runs 60 fps at a crisp resolution of 1328x1080, which is a significant and meaningful boost in image quality we think fans are really going to appreciate. All of the other games across the entire package of The Master Chief Collection run 60 fps at 1920x1080 native."

It should be noted that the multiplayer portion of Halo 2: Anniversary will still run at a full 1080p resolution on Xbox One. Are you dissapointed that one part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection won't be running at 1920x1080?

Source: IGN