With backwards compatibility coming to Xbox One this November, Microsoft is hoping to bring nearly all first party exclusives to the console for those who either missed out or already own them and don’t wanna plug in their Xbox 360. One of the titles missing from the current list though is Halo: Reach. When asked if Reach would ever come to Xbox One, Spencer said he would like to see it via backwards compatibility instead of through a remastered release or as DLC for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Recently Halo 3: ODST came to the Master Chief Collection to make up for the game’s lack of a stable multiplayer launch. The port of ODST was a transformation into 1080p with 60 frames per second, but did not add in online matchmaking for the popular Firefight mode. If Halo: Reach were added as a backwards compatibility title instead of an add-on it would still be relying on the Xbox 360’s Live matchmaking.
@lincon6eqo I’d like to see it come via back compat.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 19, 2015