Four Halo Games to Join Xbox One Backward Compatibility, All DLC Free
Halo news has been pretty low-key as of late, with current developer 343 Industries presumably occupying their time with the much-rumored Halo 6. Outside the RTS genre, a mainline Halo game hasn’t hit shelves since 2015, leaving eager fans to play the waiting game in the meantime. Filling that Master Chief-shaped void in our lives will be the re-release of four Halo games of the past, which were just announced for Xbox One backward compatibility.
Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will join several others from the series on the current-gen console, with DLC for each game set to be available at no charge. This was done to ensure Xbox One users will have access to the four Halo games’ various maps from Xbox 360. In addition, the above titles will have cross-generation support with online multiplayer and LAN, the latter allowing an Xbox 360 to connect to an Xbox One for some old school local 8-player matches.
All in all, this is a cool thing for 343 Industries to do for fans, especially since all are still readily available in The Master Chief Collection. They could have easily just left the games off of the backward compatibility list, forcing gamers to purchase the compilation down the line. All that will needed to enjoy some last-gen Halo goodness is to pop in the disk or purchase them from the Microsoft Store whenever they become available. Whenever that day comes, check back here at Don’t Feed the Gamers for the details.
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