At E3 this year, Microsoft announced Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, an HD remastering of the original Halo: Combat Evolved, developed by 343 Industries, to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary. Everything that was great about the original Halo returns (overpowered pistol included), complemented by a complete graphical overhaul. The game will even feature co-op and competitive multiplayer over Xbox LIVE.
To get an idea of what they're trying to accomplish with the title, Microsoft and 343 Industries have released a behind-the-scenes featurette that discusses the genesis of the project and how fans of classic Halo will love this updated version. Man, it’s like 2001 all over again, except far prettier.