In early July, Microsoft gave big news to Xbox One players: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 will hit the backward compatibility program. Now, 343 Industries calmed the fans’ impatience and commented that they are still working on this feature.
In a post on Halo Waypoint, the studio mentioned that the backward compatibility of these games remains a very important issue, so they will continue to work to make the titles run perfectly on the Xbox One. Unfortunately, the release date remains a mystery.
“The Xbox BC team is still churning away on getting the titles prepared for public consumption on Xbox One hardware,” the studio said. “Still no further word on timing for availability, but consider this as us “still mentioning it.”
Also, 343 Industries said they are aware of the issues around the Noble Map Pack of Halo: Reach, so they are collaborating with the Xbox store to make the DLC free.
On the other hand, it was considered that all these games, except for Halo: Reach, are available in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, remastered titles package that debuted on Xbox One in 2014. As always, the final decision is yours.
In related information, we tell you that 343 Industries is preparing an autumn update for Halo 5: Guardians. This update will add 4K support for Xbox One X and will also bring a new balance in the weapons of the game.