The reveal for Modern Warfare 2’s availability on the Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility service may be closer than we think.
Reddit user conorthorne made the discovery while he was in the Xbox One Store and saw Modern Warfare 2 in the Backwards Compatibility section.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that the game was quite ready yet: When he tried to download the game, he just got an error message before the game disappeared.
The possibility of the first two Modern Warfare games being part of the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility service has been a rumor for around two weeks, and Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 have already been confirmed and released for Xbox One backwards compatibility. This may be in preparation for the announcement of the newest Call of Duty game, which we’re due for going by Activision’s “one game a year” policy.
Black Ops 3 was released late last year, forming Treyarch’s part of the triangle, while Sledgehammer Games’s first Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare took the 2014 slot. This leaves Infinity Ward to bring out what they’ve been working on.
This new Call of Duty game may very well be a second Call of Duty Ghosts game, when the first one released in 2013 and ended on a cliffhanger.
Infinity Ward will need to get its act together in order to make their entry a good one: Ghosts was criticized for a lack of innovation and a campaign that lacked any sort of emotional attachment and rehashed older, better moments, and its inferior multiplayer, though it did win praise for its Extinction game mode.
Either way, let’s hope that Microsoft can bring Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 1 over to the Xbox One and give us some more of the multiplayer that made Call of Duty one of the premiere multiplayer first-person shooters.