Remaining Xbox 360 Halo games are coming to backward compatibility this year

Update: All of the Halo 3, Halo: Reach and Halo 4 add-ons are free on the Xbox Store.


The team at 343 Industries is attending this year’s Rooster Teeth Expo, but it seems like they’re dropping all of the cool announcements before it even begins tomorrow. The team took to Halo Waypoint to announce a variety of things related to Halo, and one of the most requested additions by fans is happening: all of the Halo games on the Xbox 360 are coming to Xbox One through Backward Compatibility.

This includes Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. With Halo Wars and Halo Reach already available through Backward Compatibility, this means Microsoft’s going to be completing another chunk of the Backward Compatibility library. While all of these games are already available on the Xbox One through the Master Chief Collection, this gives fans way more options to play. Much like the recent addition of Call of Duty: Ghosts to BC, this is all about giving fans options.

Thanks to the Master Chief Collection’s various issues (some related to matchmaking problems, some related to how limited character customization became) fans have wanted these options for a while, and it’s great to see it finally happen. Additionally, every single piece of DLC for the Xbox 360 Halo games will be going completely free when they join Backward Compatibility – and playing with Xbox 360 users over either system link (LAN) or Xbox Live is still possible.

While a release date isn’t available yet, more information will be available at RTX 2017 – including a demo of the 360 versions of both Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST running on the Xbox One.

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