As 343 and modders collaborate to recreate used items from original Halo Halo versions, 343 and modders are working to recreate vehicles, weapons, and other features from the original Halo RTS games from 1999.
Halo Digsite is a continuing research project that aims to restore abandoned Halo drafts, using Halo: The Master Chief Collection's editing tools. Through this collaboration, 343 Industries and Halo modders, Digsite aims to reintroduce features from the very first Halo game, which was originally created as an RTS game back in 1999, before being reimagined as a shooter.
A new Halo modding community showcase video shows some of these features in action, including an original tank, a Spartan minigun, and a chunky initial assault rifle. There are also different designs for the classic assault rifle and the Elites energy shield, giving an in-depth look at what Halo might have been.
According to Digsites' original post, the intention is to provide as much prerelease content as possible to the general public, using the Halo: The Master Chief Collection editing tools. A restoration of the Earth City level which was used in the original 2003 E3 trailer for Halo 2 is also in the works. This level, which was reworked into the opening New Mombasa sections, is now fully playable.
Although everything here is still a work in progress and there is no official word on a future Halo cut content release date, it is nonetheless a fascinating glimpse into how the iconic FPS series evolved over the years before its final release, as well as an admirable effort to preserve gaming history.
In the meantime, you may want to check out our Halo Infinite guide for all collectibles. You may also want to try your hand at some of the best FPS games on PC, which might include Halo: Combat Evolved in a different timeline.