It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything major about the Halo series. Developer 343 Industries is quite possibly deep in development on the next installment in the franchise, but it hasn’t said anything official about the game just yet. Despite this silence, the studio still is working on some nice stuff for the Halo community: it announced earlier this week 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.
Once the games are made backwards compatible, every DLC pack will be free to download. 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 short while after the Master Chief Collection launched, 343 Industries also released a version of Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One that runs at 60 fps.
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