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Halo 5 is getting the 4K treatment, lots of Halo classics being made backward compatible

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A flood of announcements

July 7 used to be Halo Day. Well, it was technically Bungie Day, but with Bungie at the helm of the entire Halo series, it effectively meant that it was also Halo Day. That's dashed now that Bungie has moved onto Destiny. But, this year, July 6 has some announcements that would be fitting for a Halo Day under 343's leadership.

Called the "Summer Celebration," 343 Industries has some fairly big news pertaining to past Halo installments. The most major development is that Halo 5: Guardians will be getting a true 4K update on Xbox One X later this fall. The studio says that this reveal wasn't made during E3 last month because "[it wasn't] quite ready to make the announcement" then.

The other important news looks even further to the past. Later this year, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo CE: Anniversary will all be added to Xbox One's backward compatibility program. Additionally, they all support multiplayer and LAN play, including LAN cross-play from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. A lot of folks already have access to these titles on Xbox One through the Master Chief Collection, but this is still a fine way to play the original versions.

Not a bad one-day haul for Halo fans. This is about as good as anyone could hope for, short of concrete news about future games.

Halo Summer Celebration: 4K, Backward Compatibility, Epic Events & More [Xbox Wire]

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