Halo 3 recently celebrated its 13th anniversary (hey, that probably makes you feel old!), and to celebrate, Halo stewards 343 Industries have kicked off a celebration of sorts in Halo 5.
The game is currently running a featured playlist called Halo 3 Classic Throwback. This playlist features recreations of Halo 3 maps made inside Halo 5 using the Forge tools. Additionally, the gameplay settings have been tweaked to make it feel more like Halo 3. Most notably, there is no sprinting–just like it was in the original Halo 3 back in 2007.
Halo 3 was developed by Bungie, and it was one of the studio’s final Halo titles before moving on to the Destiny series.
As others have pointed out, Microsoft’s tweet about the Halo 3 Classic Throwback playlist includes the phrase “Halo 3’s anniversary,” but don’t get too excited–this isn’t the Halo 3 Anniversary remake that fans have been calling for. There is still no word on if Microsoft will ever make that.
You can also enjoy classic Halo 3 through The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One and PC. The game still has an active player population today, and the Master Chief Collection version increases the frame rate to 60fps.
The next mainline Halo game is Halo Infinite, which was supposed to release in November as a launch title for the Xbox Series X/S before it was delayed to 2021.
For more on Halo 3, check out GameSpot’s feature, “Halo 3 Devs Share Stories Of How It Changed Their Lives.”
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