A pair of rumored Xbox One backwards compatible games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, turned out to not be coming to the service today, according Larry Hryb, who in addition to being the Director of Programming at Microsoft also normally updates the backwards compatibility list via Twitter.
Hryb had put paid to the rumors earlier today, calling them a listing error on his Twitter page. So, unfortunately for Elder Scrolls fans and Call of Duty fans (both of whom don’t really have a reason to complain due to Skyrim Special Edition and the remastered version of Call of Duty 4 coming out), we’ll have to wait a while longer for Modern Warfare 3 and Oblivion to actually come out so that you can play them on the Xbox One.
Regardless of the other games coming out, however, both games have a large number of fans, and have likely been requested on Microsoft’s website ever since the backwards compatibility service was first announced back in 2014.
Since it was announced, over 200 different Xbox 360 games have been put on the Xbox One as a way for players to get some of the Xbox 360’s greatest hits on the newer console. These include hits like Fallout 3, Red Dead Redemption, Just Cause 2, Bayonetta, and more.
While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion aren’t backwards compatible games yet, hopefully enough fan demand will persuade Microsoft to port the games over to the Xbox One so that they work on the console, and people can either once again take down Makarov in Modern Warfare 3 or explore Cyrodiil in Oblivion.
The denial hits especially hard, as the Black Friday sales for Xbox Live are going to be starting up very soon, and those two backwards compatible games likely would have been worthwhile purchases for many gamers.