343 Industries has been pretty mum about the remaining Halo games coming to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program ever since it made the announcement over a month ago. But don’t worry: 343 isn’t ghosting us.
Halo CE: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 are still coming to backward compatibility, according to the latest developer update from 343. While there’s still no release date, 343 has been conducting “quite a bit of playtesting,” so that’s a good sign, right?
On top of this semi-announcement, 343 Industries also wanted to make players aware that it’s aware of an issue revolving around the Noble Map Pack from Halo: Reach, which should be free but is still not free in the Xbox Store. They’re working on it, okay?
The announcement about 343’s plans for backward compatibility came out of RTX 2017, after the studio caught flak from some fans for not showing anything related to the core Halo series at E3 2017.
343 is probably taking its time with making sure the Halo games will work online, considering the debacle that was Halo: The Master Chief Collection. A playable version of a backward-compatible Halo 3 would go a long way to soothing that wound.
If you’re really dying for some Halo action, the best Halo game—Reach—has been available for a while now on Xbox One, so go play that.