Bungie confirms XBox 360 backward compatibility for Halo 2

September 23rd, 2005 by Ciarán Leave a reply »

343 Guilty SparkOver on Bungie.net Frankie completes his report on the Tokyo Game Show. He confirms backward compatibility for Halo 2 on the XBox 360, and states that there will be more details on this topic coming soon. He also alludes to a built-in game on the new console. Finally, he tells us that there may be surprises coming soon. I’ve quoted the relevant sections here.

“Thing is, watching the video at the keynote of the first 360 sliding off the production line, I thought, ‘Why can’t we have ours now?’ I mean, come on. Where’s the harm? I would just keep it in my house and load it up with my CD collection. And maybe play the built-in game. Or some Halo 2. Which works on the system thanks to the magic of backward compatibility. Anyway, apparently the answer to my early 360 question is a resounding ‘no.’ Jerks.”

“We have some cool stuff coming up for you in the next couple of weeks, including a tour of our new offices, a look (well, maybe more of a discussion) at Halo 2 running on 360, so look out for that. And you never know, there may be some surprises between now and then.”

Candidates for the surprises are:

  • Halo movie news – director, actors?
  • Details of the next project that Bungie are already working on – Halo 3, Pimps at Sea, GNOP360?
  • Confirmation that Halo 3 will be a launch title for the XBox 360 (I wish!)

Maybe there’ll be more details in this week’s update.

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