Four legacy Halo games coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility

Microsoft and 343 Industries have officially kicked off their 2017 Halo Summer Celebration event by making a series of exciting new announcements, perhaps most exciting of which is that several legacy Halo titles will soon be playable on Xbox One.

In a recent post on the Halo Waypoint website, 343 laid out what’s coming in the next few months for both individual Halo games and the Halo community at large. Chief among the new announcements was the confirmation that four different legacy games will soon be backwards compatible on Xbox One with full campaign and multiplayer support (including LAN play between Xbox 360 and Xbox One players). Those four legacy games are as follows:

  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo 4

Additionally, Halo 5 will be getting both a 4K upgrade patch for the Xbox One X and a special Halo 3 Anniversary Throwback playlist that will contain fan-made maps inspired by classic maps from Halo 3 to celebrate the third numbered entry’s 10th anniversary. Also, when the four legacy games come to the backwards compatibility program, all Xbox 360 Halo map pack DLC will be available on Xbox One for free.

Be sure to read the full Halo Waypoint post if you’re also interested in games like Halo Wars 2 and/or extracurricular Halo works like action figures and novels.