On Monday, June 9th, 2014, Microsoft officially announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be arriving on the Xbox One in November this year.
The collection of all four Halo games, including the re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, is set to contain Xbox One visuals and run at 60FPS, while also rekindling our love for the multiplayer.
However, Halo isn’t the only title to receive a port to the next generation. The already-released Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and the upcoming The Last of Us Remastered demonstrate that there is a market for rereleases.
Based on this, here’s a wish list of game trilogies we would love to see making the leap over to the next generation of consoles:
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Despite the fact there have been six Assassin’s Creed titles in as many years, there’s no denying the success of the series, which has sold over 73 million copies (as of April 2014) and has continued to grow from strength to strength.
With the impending release of Assassin’s Creed Unity and the fact that the series is on a yearly life cycle, it’s highly unlikely that the older titles will be ported over to the next generation console.
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There was nothing more nerve-racking than walking through Rapture, having to peek around every corner to avoid the Splicers and Big Daddies in BioShock and BioShock 2. Then BioShock Infinite provided even more thrills when it released in 2013. Imagine going through all of them again in glorious HD.
As far as we know, there are no plans for another BioShock title from Irrational Games (due to them disbanding), though 2K Games still have the rights to the series. 2K Games, would you kindly make this happen?
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Gears of War
Originally released on the Xbox 360 in November 2006, the Gears of War series followed Delta Squad’s efforts to wipe out the Locust threat. As well as a solid single player campaign, gamers racked up countless hours in the multiplayer across the three main titles, as well as in Gears of War: Judgment.
With a Gears of War title already confirmed for the Xbox One, porting the series to the next generation console would allow gamers to relive the story before embarking on the latest outing. In fact, a group of die-hard fans have already started a movement to make “The Marcus Fenix Collection” a possibility, which Phil Spencer recently acknowledged on Twitter.
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Mass Effect first graced consoles in November 2007 to high critical acclaim. Since then, it has received two well received sequels and countless spin-offs. Whereas the ending to the series was heavily criticised, this was later amended with the release of free downloadable content.
With a fourth Mass Effect game already confirmed, a collection of all three Mass Effect titles (including all the downloadable content) would certainly fill the void for fans of the series. You could even say it would be out of this world…
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Uncharted: A Thief’s End has already been confirmed for the PlayStation 4, but it’s still a long way off. What better way to fill the gap than to rerelease Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception on the next generation console.
However, unlike the other series listed, this one is a very strong possibility. Speaking to Eurogamer, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony is allowing PS4 owners to catch up on the PlayStation back catalogue, describing Uncharted as “a good candidate” for a remake.
Are there any trilogies that you would like to see ported over to the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below.