Xbox One Backwards Compatibility news: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' released; 'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered' to launch with 'Infinite Warfare'


Xbox and “Call of Duty” fans have a reason to celebrate as Microsoft fulfilled one of its long running promises to bring one of the game franchise’s fan favorite installment, “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” to the Xbox One via the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program.

As announced by Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb, players can now play “Call of Duty: Black Ops” on their Xbox One.

The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program continues to bring in games both from the past generations of gaming to the most recent years before the Xbox One.

In other news, the hit game “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” will be rereleased and remastered for the current generation of consoles. The “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered” will be made available alongside the new and upcoming game in the franchise, “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” The remaster will be handled by Raven Software, with Infinity Ward, the developer for the original game, as the executive producer.

“The original ‘Modern Warfare’ raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best,” Raven Software studio head Brian Raffel said. “It’s an honor to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for ‘Call of Duty’ fans.”

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” will be released on Nov. 4 and will be sold in three different editions. The Legacy Edition, which includes both “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered,” the Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered” and Season Pass, and the Legacy Pro Edition, which includes “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered,” Season Pass, collectible Steelbook, official game soundtrack, and additional digital items.