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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now playable on Xbox One – could this mean no remaster?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now playable on Xbox One and Xbox One X thanks to backward compatibility.

Developed by Infinity Ward, the beloved first-person shooter first released for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in November 2009, and has since gone down in history as one of the series’ best.

Those with an original copy of the title can now insert it into their Xbox One and, after a short download, be back playing as Soap and friends like they never left.

Multiplayer servers are still live, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding a game online, and we imagine this newfound compatibility will boost the player population.

However, Microsoft suddenly adding Modern Warfare 2 to its backward compatibility roster does cast doubt on the recently rumoured remaster. With the old version being available, it potentially pulls away from a remastered audience. 

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Time will tell whether this rumour holds any truth, but we’d love to see a remaster in a similar vein to Modern Warfare Remastered, which looked lovely on modern tech.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch without a solo campaign, opting instead to focus on multiplayer, zombies and battle royale. So, this remaster could fill a potential void once BLOPS 4 launches on October 12. 

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