Xbox Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta, 70+ BC Titles and More
Today marks 20 years of Xbox and Halo with a celebration of players, game developers and creators around the world. As a thank you to the Xbox community for 20 years of support, 343 Industries launched the free-to-play Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta and Season 1 three weeks early, available starting now for all players on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will also be available via Xbox Cloud Gaming starting later today. Players can enjoy the Season 1 content including all maps, core modes, Academy features, and Battle Pass, and all of their progress carries over into the full Halo Infinite launch on December 8th.
Additionally, as part of the Xbox Anniversary Celebration, over 70+ new Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games were added to the backward compatibility library today on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, including the entire Max Payne series, the F.E.A.R. and Skate franchises, among other titles. Players will experience even smoother gameplay on 11 titles added today via FPS Boost, which doubles the original framerate up to 60 FPS, and FPS Boost has been enabled on 26 more titles from the existing catalog including the entire Gears of War franchise, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and Dead Space 2 & 3.