Being a Halo fan over the last few years has been tough, from the disappointment of Halo 5 to the broken mess of Halo: Master Chief Collection. Being a fan of the Halo series had become something that wasn’t to be proud of anymore. I feel that the news that was revealed today could be seen as an apology for what has happened over the last few years.
One of the reveals today was that a handful of Halo games will be coming to Xbox One through backwards compatibility which was seen as something that might not happen due to Halo: Master Chief Collection. Many Halo fans had requested that the Xbox 360 versions become backwards compatible due to the many issues that still linger in Halo: MCC.
Halo: Master Chief Collection had a lot of hype prior to its release, and was the dream for any Halo fan but when it launched the game and mostly its servers were a mess. The game was patched a few times, and while some issues were fixed, it’s still broken to this very day and will never be fixed. Allowing the Xbox 360 Halo games which have no issues to become backwards compatible appears to be the only way that the issues will ever be fixed.
To make the announcement even better, Microsoft also announced that all the DLC that was released for these Halo titles will now be free downloads so everyone can play every released map without issues. Is this news enough of an apology for MCC? I don’t think it is, but it’s closest thing to a fix or apology that Halo fans will ever get so it’s better than nothing I guess?
Halo 5 was rumored to be skipped on getting a 4K patch, as it appeared that Microsoft was only focusing on recently released games rather than their 2015 and before titles. It appeared like Halo 6 was going to be the first 4K experience for Halo fans, and it left many of the Halo fanbase upset that they were going to have to wait much longer for a 4K Halo game.
So with the rumors and doubt, it was great to see an announcement that an older Xbox One exclusive title will be getting the 4K treatment on Xbox One X this year. I’m hoping along with many other Halo fans that this will be a great taste of what’s to come with Halo 6 on the Xbox One X which will release between 2018-2019.
Myself along with many other Halo fans hope that this is step forward for the future of the Halo series, and that the mistakes of the past will also be redeemed with the release of Halo 6. We want to hear your thoughts on this article subject, has today’s news helped you forgive for the issues of the past or do you still think it’s not enough for everything that happened in the past with Halo on Xbox One. Let us know in the comments section below.