Now, that I've seen a few people mention that they hope or even expect Halo 2 Anniversary to come to the Xbox 360 I just want to say I support this idea 100%.
I think it would speak volumes on Microsofts part to have Halo come full circle on Xbox 360 with Halo 2.
Backwards compatibility for Xbox One is non-existant and it's arguable that the limited backwards compatibility on the Xbox 360 at launch was due to the extreme popularity of the Halo franchise, with Halo 2 being the latest game at the time of launch.
It would be nice to see Reach-CEA-2A-ODST-H3-H4 all on the same console. I don;t see the reason for having Halo 2 all by it's lonesome on the Xbox One alongside Halo 5 and so on.
I think there's a chance. I'm hoping so. I'm also hoping that the 360 gets a version of Halo 5 too. Wouldn't they be silly not to release these games on one of the worlds best selling consoles? I don't have any numbers to back that last statement up.
On Halo 5: It's an extreme long shot. I wouldnt even hope to see Halo 5 on Xbox 360. It would be as foolish as hoping to see Halo 3 on the original Xbox. Microsoft is going to treat Halo 5 as a system seller for Xbox One.
Back on Topic: Xbox 360 is home the the majority of the Halo franchise and without backwards compatibility, releaseing Halo 2 Anniversary on Xbox One would be cutting people who enjoy it off from the rest of the franchise.
Want to see what happens next? Buy an Xbox 360 and play Halo 3. Want to see what happend before? Buy an Xbox 360 and play Halo: CEA. See what I mean? Microsoft is already in hot water for this kind of sales model.
Personally, I'm not buying an Xbox One for at least a few years just because I have such an extensive library of games on my Xbox 360 that I can't take with me to Xbone.
I don't know anyone who would buy a $500 console to play a $40 remake of a game they burnt out on less than a decade ago.
Well if it's out next year for the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 then Xbox 360 owners will have a good 2 years to enjoy the game as Microsoft has confirmed that it will not drop support for the Xbox 360 for the next 3 years.
Never mind it would be poetic to end Halo's series of releases on Xbox 360 with a remake of a game that was played most at the launch of the Xbox 360. Most people I knew that bought a 360 at launch bought Perfect Dark Zero with it but soon went back to Halo 2 when they got bored.