In between ravaging your computer’s OS in a corner with Windows 10, Microsoft recently announced that the Xbox One just added a new game to its backwards compatibility list: Call of Duty: Black Ops… the first one.
Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb took to Twitter to announce that one of the classics from Treyarch are is now available to play via disc or digital download on the Xbox One.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) May 17, 2016
“Major Nelson” links to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list, which now shows that in addition to Call of Duty: Black Ops, you can see that the multi-disc version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut is also on there, since it was revealed a short while ago that the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility mode now supports the ability to play games that spanned multiple discs on the Xbox 360.
A few other games that were added that you may have missed includes Faery: Legends of Avalon from Focus Home Interactive, along with Final Fight: Double Impact and Frogger 2.
And if you weren’t paying attention, one of Sega’s classics, Jet Set Radio, slipped onto the backwards compatibility list along with Puzzlegeddon.
But the real meat is that Activision has allowed one of the more popular Call of Duty titles to appear as a backwards compatible title on the Xbox One. You can bet your bottom dollar that none of the Modern Warfare trilogy will be made available as backwards compatible anytime soon because Activision is going to milk the living daylights out of them as remastered games. In fact, they’re doing just that by bundling in the remastered edition of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with the infamously disliked Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
With the first Black Ops being made available, I wouldn’t doubt it if World at War and Black Ops 2 join the list sometime in the near future.
It’s still sad that the best feature about the Xbox One aside from its controller is the backwards compatibility mode.