The last World War II Call of Duty Game, Call of Duty: World at War, also happens to be the genesis of Treyarch’s Black Ops timeline. World at War brought players face to face with the horrible brutality of war — even asking players to make truly horrifying decisions about the fate of captured combatants. Treyarch would continue with their Black Ops series, though it never came close to making the realities of war as gruesome and terrible as they were in World at War.
Yet, Call of Duty: World at War is a solid piece of first person shooting, easily becoming a favorite among Call of Duty players, especially with the addition of a deeply expanded and nuanced zombies mode. Zombies would continue on in some form or another in every Treyarch game and quickly became one of the most addicting meta games in any first-person shooter.
With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting a complete remaster later this year, Treyarch is making the right move by making World at War backwards compatible on Xbox One systems. Now you can play all past Call of Duty games on your Xbox One which takes advantage of streaming and more reliable online support. Larry Hryb tweeted:
Call of Duty: World at War is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today. Now, all back compat COD titles are purchasable on Xbox One pic.twitter.com/NsLkdJJGqu
— \ Larry Hryb \ (@majornelson) September 27, 2016
What do you think about the addition of World at War to the backwards compatible library for Xbox One? Will gamers today still have the aching desire to storm the beaches of Peleliu or break down the doors of the heavily fortified Reichstag? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check back in with The Nerd Stash for all of your gaming, comic, and tech news.