Even though Sony’s PS4 is currently ahead of the Xbox One when it comes to sales (and is arguably the better console too), Microsoft’s machine certainly has something going for it: backwards compatibility.
Announced last year at the E3 show, the fact that Xbox One owners would be able to play old Xbox 360 games on their new console left many speechless, as even rival Sony thought this would be an impossible feat.
But Microsoft’s backwards compatibility program now features more than 180 games (including last-gen classics like Assassin’s Creed II), and one of the latest Xbox 360 titles which is now playable on the Xbox One is none other than 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.
This game by developer Treyarch was certainly one of the best entries in the Call of Duty franchise, featuring memorable action sequences such as a escape from a Russian prison and an intriguing story set during the Cold War. Black Ops was the last Call of Duty to be set in the past, with the series going for modern and future warfare in later entries.
Actually, the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has attracted criticism from some due to its sci-fi setting, with its announcement trailer being one of the most disliked on YouTube ever. But now fans of Call of Duty who were fond of the WWII and Cold War settings of earlier games can replay Black Ops (and those who never owned a last-gen machine will be able to see what all the fuss was about).
And although other Call of Duty games like the superb Modern Warfare games have not made the list yet, hopefully we’ll get to see more last-gen Call of Duty games on Microsoft’s backwards compatibility program soon…