Call of Duty 2 is now playable on your Xbox One via backwards compatibility, Microsoft announced today.
Major Nelson announced the news via Twitter today, and while it may not be the exact Call of Duty title many players have been waiting to show up, it may be a start in the right direction.
Call of Duty 2 is the second game from the series to be added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility functionality, following Call of Duty: Black Ops earlier this year. Call of Duty 2 was originally released in 2005 and takes place during World War II.
“Call of Duty 2 redefines the cinematic intensity and chaos of battle as seen through the eyes of ordinary soldiers fighting together in epic WWII conflicts. The sequel to 2003’s Call of Duty, winner of over 80 Game of the Year awards, Call of Duty 2 offers more immense, more intense, more realistic battles than ever before, thanks to the stunning visuals of the new COD2 engine,” the game’s description reads.
The title joins a long list of games available through backwards compatibility – though numerous highly-requested titles are still missing. Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg recently commented on the success of the program, revealing that players have spent more than 145 million hours playing the 230+ titles available across the library.