Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Will Soon Get Classic Sound For Multiplayer

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Microsoft has supported the hell out of Halo: Master Chief Collection and this support is not going to stop anytime soon. 343 Industries recently announced in a blog post that they will be making drastic changes in the audio department. Currently, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary supports only the updated audio in its multiplayer. However, the single-player mode has access to both updated and classic sounds. That will not be the case for long.

"We are happy to announce that we are now putting the final polish on bringing the classic Halo: CE multiplayer sounds to the Halo: CE PC launch," 343 said in a blog post. "Initial playtest feedback is that players are happy to have the original audio in place, which brings the overall Halo: CE multiplayer another step closer to the way we all remember it on the original Xbox."

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Soon players will be able to choose between the two options for multiplayer as well, so get ready for that nostalgia hit. The option is currently in beta testing and will release when Halo: CEA is launched on PC

343 Industries are getting help from the Formosa Group in order to provide the original sounds for the game. The audio post-production company has previously worked on big hits like God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Call of Duty. We can assume that this job is in safe hands.

"The good news is we already have two identical sound sets for H: CEA, the original and the Anniversary updated content," Formosa's Paul Lipson said in the blog. "The trick has been to have these two sound trees live side by side, and then create a user-selectable option that loads one or the other on-demand. This is more complicated than it sounds but it is something we are delivering."

Halo: CEA is not the only Halo game Formosa Group is working on. The company will be providing audio improvement for every MCC title - Halo: Reach, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4.

So what do you think? Are you excited to hear classic sounds in Halo games? Or do you prefer the updated audio? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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