Halo 5 will be 4K on Xbox One X, older Halo titles coming to Xbox One via BC

Microsoft and 343 Industries revealed today that Halo 5 will get an update later this year to support native 4K on the Xbox One X. 343 said this today:

Following its official debut at E3, there’s been a tremendous amount of growing excitement around the upcoming release of Xbox One X and the promise of true 4K gaming. Many Halo fans were quick to note that Halo 5 was conspicuously absent from the list of games being given the 4K treatment. The team here at 343 always had a desire to bring players the best Halo 5 experience for Xbox One X, but we weren’t quite ready to make the announcement during the E3 time frame.

In addition to this, 343 will be making the Xbox 360 versions of Halo CE Anniversary, Halo 3, ODST and Halo 4 backwards compatible and playable on Xbox One sometime this year.

This doesn’t bode well for The Master Chief Collection, which released in 2014 with a plethora of issues, as it waits for new updates to improve a good but flawed collection of remasters.

Still, Halo 5 in 4K sounds like something all Xbox One X early adopters should try when the system ships in November.