One of the most popular games in the series is now playable on Xbox One.
Microsoft has announced that Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the game with which the franchise reached the peak of its popularity, is now playable on Xbox One, thanks to the backward compatibility initiative. To commemorate the occasion, the game will also be on sale for this week.
Modern Warfare 2 was the last game in the series that Infinity Ward developed prior to series creators and studio founders Vince Zampella and Jason West breaking apart from Activision, citing non payment of royalties, and forming Respawn Entertainment. They would go on to create the Titanfall games, while Infinity Ward would make Modern Warfare 3, before moving on to other Call of Duty games.
The original Modern Warfare got a remaster in 2016, followed by a standalone release in 2017; Modern Warfare 2, in spite of several rumors earlier this year, has yet to get one. For now, if you want to play through Modern Warfare 2 again, the Xbox 360 version via Xbox One remains your best bet (on current gen consoles, that is).
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) August 28, 2018