There wasn’t a whole lot of news on the Halo front at E3 apart from an expansion to Halo Wars 2 and with the lack of news about Halo 6 it seemed developer 343 Industries were going to remain quiet for some time yet. However that changed today with news that not only will Halo 5: Guardians get the Xbox One X enhanced treatment but the four Halo shooters from the 360 will soon become backward compatible too.
Supporting 4K resolutions on the One X, it’ll be interesting to see how the Halo 5 engine holds up and what other benefits the new console brings with it. More details will be announced in the coming months.
Backward compatibility of Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, Halo 4 and Halo CE Anniversary will let players still on the 360 bring their games across nicely with the added bonus that ALL map packs will become free too. No need to worry about fragmentation of the community anymore which might give players incentive to fire the games up again. However don’t expect multiplayer compatibility between the BC games and Halo: The Master Chief Collection as that title was built on a very different multiplayer back-end… though it’d be a nice surprise if it were even possible.
Full details (and more) can be found via Halo Waypoint.