One notable absence that Microsoft has had at its last few E3 conferences is a lack of news related to the next Halo game. 2017 was no exception, but apparently 343 Industries is in fact working on something Halo-related; making sure there is Halo 5 4K support on the Xbox One X.
Halo 5: Guardians has been one of the premiere games on the Xbox One in the past few years, and many Halo fans are eagerly awaiting Halo 6 to end the new trilogy. While Halo 5 on the Xbox One X isn’t quite what we want, it’ll give us a chance to see the amazing visuals of Halo be even better.
The reason that Halo 5 didn’t make an appearance at E3 was because, according to 343, was because they weren’t quite ready to make the announcement. The Xbox One X had a number of games advertised on it as exclusives or launch exclusives, but Halo 5 wasn’t among them. Now, however, it seems 343 is ready to reveal Halo 5 4K support.
That means that we’ll be seeing Halo 5 as part of the available games on the Xbox One X when it releases later this year. However, that’s not the only Halo news that was revealed by 343. Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and the Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary Edition will all be getting added to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility program.
There will also be some new playlist opportunities on Halo 5 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Halo 3, which came out back in 2007. Players will be able to experience a Halo 3 Anniversary Throwback playlist with a number of fan-made maps from Halo 3 with classic gameplay settings.
So, if you’re already planning on getting an Xbox One X, and are excited about the Halo 5 4K support that Halo 5: Guardians will be getting, then you already have at least one game that you can get on the Xbox One X when it releases.