Microsoft "live Halo experience" a.ka. "Halo Fest" will debut during PAX prime, which'll take place in Seattle, USA on August 26, announced the company today.
According to Halo Waypoint site, the event will take place to mark 10 years of Halo and Master Chief. It'll also allow Microsoft to show why the past ten years of the series "were just the beginning". The site states, "If you call yourself a Halo fan, this is the year to attend PAX Prime! With a PAX Prime badge, fans gain admission to Halo Fest, the largest and most expansive live Halo experience ever. Packed with tournaments, exclusive panels, and sweet prizes, Halo Fest is the place to be for Halo fans attending PAX Prime 2011.
This event commemorates ten incredible years of Halo, looking back at the amazing stories that forged a diverse community and redefined gaming for two entire console generations. Join us August 26th-28th, at the Washington State Convention Center, and see why the last ten years of Halo were just the beginning."
Back in February 2011, rumors of a Halo: Combat Evolved remake was rife, with talk that Saber Interactive, the team responsible for TimeShift, was overseeing development. Combat Evolved is expected to be more than just a resolution bump - art assets will be completely redone, though the original audio is apparently remaining intact.
Boasting a resolution of 1080p and support for the latest wave of 3D televisions, the remake is sure to shine on the latest home entertainment setups, but with backwards compatibility working fine with the original game on Xbox 360, it might be a harder sell to the more casual fan that is satisfied with their copy.