Backward compatibility

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In the context of video games, backward compatibility refers to the ability of a video game console to play games released for another, older console. Every Xbox console besides the original has been backward compatible with previous Xbox consoles. Consequently, a number of Halo games have been available under backward compatibility.

Xbox 360[edit]

The Xbox 360 featured backward compatibility with the original Xbox at launch. All Halo titles available on the original Xbox are available on the Xbox 360, with the exception of the Halo: Combat Evolved demo.

Compatible[edit]

Incompatible[edit]

Xbox One[edit]

At launch, the Xbox One was not backward compatible with either the Xbox 360 or the original Xbox. However, the console was made backward compatible with the Xbox 360 in 2015 at popular request.[1] Backward compatibility with the original Xbox was added later, in 2017.[2]

Compatible[edit]

Incompatible[edit]

Xbox Series X[edit]

In a first for the Xbox console family, Xbox Series X will be backward compatible with every game playable on the previous Xbox console - the Xbox One - at launch. This includes all Xbox One games, as well as all Xbox 360 and original Xbox games that are playable on Xbox One.[5]

Compatible[edit]

As-of-yet unknown[edit]

Incompatible[edit]

  • Halo: Reach Demo (Xbox 360)
  • Halo Waypoint (Xbox 360)
  • Halo Wars Demo (Xbox 360)
  • Halo 3 Limited Edition disc (Xbox 360)
  • Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)
  • Halo Demo (Xbox)
  • Halo 2 (Xbox)
  • Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack (Xbox)

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