Microsoft doesn't comment on rumors or speculation, but the rumors of a Halo:CE remake have been continuous and coming from more and more credible sources. I was myself quite confident in these rumors before, but I have now talked to people who have seen the E3-trailer of this Halo remake and find myself being a bit outraged even before the announcement of said game. The HD-remake of Halo:CE is set for a November 2011 release, and will feature the original campaign apparently remastered with the Reach-engine. Continuing the legacy of Reach will be the multiplayer, which will feature both the persistent leveling-up system as well as equipment like the jetpack and bubble-shield. The multiplayer will also feature weapons which were not usable in Halo:CE, like the plasma-sword.
To me the most exiting thing about a Halo:CE remake was the idea of being able to play the game online with the original rule-set. Meaning no swords, no dual-wield and certainly no jetpacks. I really hope that there will be an option for the "original" rule-set in the multiplayer. The trailer did not show if these Reach-updates will be incorporated in the campaign.
I fully understand that I am certainly not a credible source, and you should not trust random forum posts on the internet for stuff like this. But even if you don't believe me, I'm interested in hearing what your reactions are to taking the HD-remake concept this far?