The Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration live stream took place earlier today. There were several surprises and reveals. Check out all the announcements below:
Power On: The Story Of Xbox
Power On: The Story Of Xbox is a six-part documentary about the 20 years of the console’s history. It launches on 13 December 2021 on various video streaming platforms.
More Than 70 New Backward Compatible Games
More than 70 backward compatible games have been added to the Xbox consoles, including the Max Payne franchise, F.E.A.R. series and more.
Here’s the full list of 76 new Xbox backward compatible games arriving today:
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
- Aces of the Galaxy
- Advent Rising
- 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
- Beautiful Katamari
- Binary Domain
- Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
- Cloning Clyde
- Dead or Alive Ultimate
- Dead or Alive 3
- Dead or Alive 4
- Death by Cube
- Disney Universe
- Disney’s Chicken Little
- Elements of Destruction
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- F.E.A.R. 3
- F.E.A.R. Files
- The First Templar
- Islands of Wakfu
- Lego The Lord of the Rings
- Max Payne
- Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
- Max Payne 3
- Mini Ninjas
- Mortal Kombat
- 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
- The Outfit
- Outpost Kaloki X
- Quake Arena Arcade
- R.A.W. – 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
- Skate 2
- 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
- Time Pilot
- TimeSplitters 2
- TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
- Toy Story Mania!
- Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
- Viva Piñata: Party Animals
Halo TV Series Trailer
The teaser shows Pablo Schreiber suiting up Master Chief’s iconic armour before we can hear Cortana (Jen Taylor) saying, “Hello, Master Chief”.
The teaser also confirms that the Halo TV series will release exclusively on the Paramount+ streaming service sometime in 2022, which was already announced back in February 2021.
Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey executive produce for Amblin Television alongside Steven Kane, director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture and Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven. Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross serve as executive producers for 343 Industries.
Showtime will continue to produce Halo for Paramount+, and the network’s creative executive team, led by Gary Levine and Amy Israel, who had been working on the series for years, will continue to oversee it.
Halo stars Schreiber as Master Chief, Natasha McElhone as Dr Halsey and Jen Taylor as Cortana. Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.
— Halo on Paramount+ (@HaloTheSeries) November 15, 2021
Halo Infinite Multiplayer Is Out Now
Halo Infinite Multiplayer is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It’s free-to-play and progress will carry over when the game officially launches on 8 December 2021.
Season 1: Heroes of Reach officially begins today. All of your Battle Pass progression, Spartan customization, and shop purchases will carry over from the beta to the full release of Halo Infinite.
The first season will last until May 2022. Along the way, Halo Infinite will have multiple in-game events with their own rewards and activities. The first is Fracture: Tenrai, featuring a limited-time Event Pass, playlist, and Samurai-themed rewards starting next week.