This week marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first Xbox, as well as the arrival of the first title of Halo to the world of video game. The brand celebrated with a special broadcast on their official channels and although they predicted they would not announce it, they revealed some surprises for fans.
Halo is of course one of the protagonists of this great celebration and shares the news for its fans around the world. The highlight of the event is the multiplayer launch of Halo Infinite and of course, the 76 Xbox 360 titles and original Xbox games to the backwards compatibility library to be able to download both in Xbox One like in Xbox Series X / S. These announcements appeared in some rumors a few days ago, but it came true in the middle of the event.
Halo Infinite: Multiplayer
Halo Infinite takes the first step towards the home of gamers. Free-to-play, multiplayer mode, is now available for download on Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and Pc.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode will launch commercially with Heroes of Reach. The first part calls to revive the Noble team, one of the icons of the exclusive Xbox 360 catalog. Devices can be unlocked to customize Spartan himself.
All features are available now, including the Academy and the Battle Pass. Please note that the Halo Infinite Battle Pass will not have an expiration date. Once you’ve mastered it, you can progress whenever you want without limits.
343 Industries indicates that the period until launch will be beta. Any progress you make will carry over to the final version, so you can start your journey without risking losing anything. Includes all maps and modes from the first season.
Here are the links to your free download:
– Download Halo Infinite multiplayer on Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One
– Download Halo Infinite multiplayer on PC (Microsoft Store)
– Download Halo Infinite multiplayer on PC (Steam)
The Redmond division wanted to promote its launch as part of the brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The version Bell you will have to wait for the usual date: December 8.
Video games backward compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S
It was practically an open secret and it finally came to light. Microsoft has revealed that as of yesterday, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S are receiving a large number of backward compatible titles for their catalog. The company has maintained this pace since 2015 and continues to bet on adding more works to the library.
“Constant requests for specific titles and enhancements encouraged the Backward Compatibility team to partner with original creators to preserve thousands of games over four generations of Xbox, ”explains Peggy Lo, leader of the Xbox Backward Compatibility Group.
11 of those titles coming out today will also benefit from FPS Boost, the Xbox format that increases the native frame rate to 60FPS. The other 26, which we were able to enjoy in a backward compatible format, also got that extra FPS Boost. Here’s the full video game list:
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Aces of the Galaxy
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth
Bankshot Billiards 2
Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Dead or Alive 3
Dead or Alive 4
Death by Cube
Disney’s Chicken Little
Elements of Destruction
FEAR 2: Project Origin
The First Templar
Islands of Wakfu
Lego The Lord of the Rings
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Max payne 3
Mortal Kombat vs. Dc universe
MX vs. ATV Alive
MX vs. ATV Untamed
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Otogi: Myth of Demons
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
Kaloki X Outpost
Quake Arena Arcade
RAW – Realms of Ancient War
Red Dead Revolver
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Ridge Racer 6
Risen 2: Dark Waters
Rock of ages
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Secret Weapons Over Normandy
SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Thrillville: Off the Rails
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
Toy Story Mania!
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
Viva Piñata: Party Animals
However, this surge of Xbox and Xbox 360 classics it will be the last, as Microsoft has announced that it will no longer adapt older products to its newer One and X / S Series systems.
“While we continue to focus on preserving and improving videogames as an artistic medium, we have reached the limit of our ability to bring new games to the catalog of the past due to licensing, legal and technical restrictions”, They explain from Xbox.
Power On: The Story of Xbox
Also, a teaser for the live-action series was revealed that predicts an excellent future for the franchise both inside and outside the gamer world. Anyway, the trailer that had the most reactions was the one for Power On, the series documentary film about the first 20 years of Xbox told by its protagonists.
The documentary promises to take a tour of the different generations of Xbox with never-before-seen details and testimonials from the top managers of the brand. It will consist of six episodes and They will all be released on December 13 on different platforms, including YouTube.
Just as he said 20 years ago with Bill gates to present the first video game console of Microsoft, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, it also went through this week’s celebration to reveal a new contest for the community.
Merging his latest movie, Red Notice, with Xbox elements, the place XboxVault wait for the fans with important prizes, ranging from custom consoles with movie art to hundreds of Game Pass codes.
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