Microsoft had previously announced that it was bringing four Xbox 360 Halo (Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo ODST and Halo 4) games to the Xbox One through its backwards compatibility program. Now the current Halo developer 343 Industries has given an update on its progress, and it’s looking like the games will be making an appearance in the not too distant future.
In a post on Halo Waypoint, developer 343 Industries states that ‘We know everyone is very eager to get their hands on the Xbox One back-compat release of Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4. We are eager to get them into your hands!’.
The developer says that it’s ‘taking taking extra time to ensure the experience lives up to fan expectations’, before closing with the promise that, ‘As soon as we have a final date we'll be sure to let you know!’.
When Microsoft had originally announced the backwards compatibility news back in July, it did state that the four games would be out later this year, so there’s still plenty of time for them to become playable. Players who still have a physical copy of the Halo games for Xbox 360 will be able to use them once the update is available, and for those that don’t, they can always buy a digital copy of the original games.