Halo: CE on PC Now Looks Better, Because Modders
Modders, I salute thee. Not only do you manage to stretch the longevity of games with new or even restored lost content, but oftentimes you guys also realize that time takes its toll on some great games and then begin to actually remedy that through arcane means. Halo: Combat Evolved is definitely one of those games. A decade old port of a twelve year old Xbox (that's the first Xbox, not Xbox One or even Xbox 360, which I honestly am more than comfortable referring to as 'Xbone') game the first Halo on the PC was a massive success for Microsoft, so much so that they thought it would be a good idea to leave the series hanging on the platform after the disastrous Halo 2/Windows Vista synergy (hey, anyone remember Tray and Play?).
Anyway, a YouTuber by the name of Nosindustries recently uploaded a video showcasing the age old port all kitted up with some shiny new visual mods (better bitmapping, particle effects, shaders, higher polygon count, the whole nine yards!) alongside snippets of the vanilla game for comparison. The mods aren't yet available for download to the general public but they do still look rather rudimentary, so one would presume that further work is being done to make the visuals stand out a little more.
What do you say guys? Can you make do with a modder updated Halo or should we still try and prod the heavy heads at Microsoft into bringing Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition on our platform?