One of the most significant first-person shooters of the last two decades is now playable on Xbox One without buying a remastered version.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the last time the series has attached a number before the colon, is confirmed backwards compatible by Major Nelson on Twitter today. One of the most popular first-person shooters of last generation, Modern Warfare charted a middle ground between the fast-paced shooters of the 1990s and the slower shooters that had defined the series so far.
As always, all you have to do is pop in the Xbox 360 disc in your Xbox One for the console to start downloading a copy of the game. If you have the game digitally already, you can find it ready to download, or just straight up buy the game now. As a backwards compatible game, its player pool is pulled from the Xbox 360 version of the game and not the recent remaster with some changes to the multiplayer.
Regardless of what you think about the direction the series took after Modern Warfare, it’s impossible to deny its impact. A lot of people swear by Modern Warfare being the best one and should be able to find a new playerbase again.