New Halo backwards compatible titles will be coming to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility program, according to a fresh reveal from Microsoft. Players will be able to play Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, and will also get all of the maps for free on them.
Halo is one of the quintessential first-person shooter series, and since Halo 5: Guardians came out back in 2015 players have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion to the new Forerunner Trilogy (especially since Halo 5 ended on one hell of a cliffhanger). While there wasn’t any announcement of a new Halo game at E3, this is still a welcome addition.
The fact that there are new Halo backwards compatible titles is both good and bad for a lot of Halo fans. In the aftermath of the disastrous reception of the Halo Master Chief Collection (which contained every Halo game now coming to the program), players will be able to get on and play their favorite Halo games without worrying about some of the many glitches that plagued the MCC, even though most of those have been fixed.
Another cool thing about those four games becoming backwards compatible is that LAN support will also be included, so you can play on multiple Xbox consoles that are all hooked up to one another to play with your friends if you’re all in the same room.
While there’s no precise date left on when these new Halo backwards compatible titles will be coming to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility program, we do know that they’ll be coming sometime later this year. In the meantime, if you’re one of those fans of Halo that are attending the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas this weekend, you’ll be able to play Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST to see how they look on the Xbox One.