Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Adding Four Halo Games

It's been a while since we've heard anything major about the Halo series. Developer 343 Industries is presumably deep in development on Halo 6,...
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    It's been a while since we've heard anything major about the Halo series. Developer 343 Industries is presumably deep in development on Halo 6, but it hasn't said anything official about the game just yet. In spite of this radio silence, the studio still is working on some nice stuff for the Halo community: it announced today that four Xbox 360 Halo titles will be made backwards compatible on Xbox One.

    Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will all be made playable on Xbox One later this year. Both campaign and multiplayer will be accessible on Xbox One; 343 Industries even announced that the games will support cross-generation LAN connections, meaning that you can connect an Xbox 360 and an Xbox One together to play some local multiplayer.

    In addition, once the games are made backwards compatible, every one of their DLC packs will be free to download, as well. This ensures that the player bases won't be fragmented and that every player will have access to every map released across the titles.

    These games are all already playable on Xbox One via The Master Chief Collection, which includes Halo: CE Anniversary, a Halo 2 remaster, Halo 3, and Halo 4 all running at 60 frames per second. It contains every multiplayer map, as well. A few months after the Master Chief Collection launched, 343 Industries also released a version of Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One that runs at 60 frames per second.

    Nonetheless, this is a nice gesture to Halo fans who may not have picked up the Master Chief Collection but still have all the 360 games. If you own a copy of one of these four games, you can simply put one of the disks in your Xbox One to play once they're made available. They'll also be available to buy and download individually if you don't already own them.

    In other news, at E3 2017, Microsoft announced that some original Xbox games will soon be made backwards compatible on Xbox One. The company even detailed how you'll be able to play Halo 2 LAN multiplayer with an original Xbox connected to an Xbox 360, an Xbox One, and an Xbox One X.

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. MELTED NINJA
    Boi I moved to PS4 because my Xbox account was perma banned, still got all Halo games, and my Xbox One, soo hyped, been waiting for this to come out, I loved the Halo 4 custom games, soo much fun, and can't wait for some more splatter monkey, rabid tank, etc
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  2. Uprisingv2
    Wait no never mind I'm so confused. I thought for a second that Halo 4 was already made for Xbox One, but it wasn't.
      Sosuke Aizen likes this.
    1. Sosuke Aizen
      There's a version of it that exists thru the Master Chief Collection on Xbone so that might be what led you to believe that.
  3. Uprisingv2
    I didn't think they would make it tbh....
  4. Beardyman
    Time to relive the old days with my Level 50 5* General account! Now if I could only remember the email and password to said account lol.

    Hopefully it'll spark some activity for the original Halo 3 again. I would love to play some Team Swat and I will be looking for 3 other people to play with...
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  5. Sosuke Aizen
    YESYESYESYESYESSS!!
    All of mai backwards compatibility wishes have come True! :biggrin:
    Most exciting game news in a while for me personally ^_^
  6. Torbjorn
    Finally, I can use my 5-star general account on the Xbox One! This is great.
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  7. MT3
    Holy cannoli, I can't wait for the original Xbox backwards compatibility. Hope they make Morrowind and San Andreas backwards compatible. I still have those discs.
  8. Sallos
    Let's be honest, does anyone even care that Halo 4 is becoming backwards compatible?
    1. Sosuke Aizen
      I do and about 5,000 legit players that still play a couple hours any given day a week for 4 straight years.