Not content with adding three new, big games to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility yesterday, Microsoft has also just released the co-op first-person shooter classic Left 4 Dead 2. The game is now playable on Xbox One for anyone who owns the digital version of the game, or if you insert the disc, which will prompt the download.
Left 4 Dead 2 came out in 2009 for PC and Xbox 360, following on the heels of the massively successful introduction of the series. While many questioned the immediacy of the sequel, arriving less than a year after the original. However, fans were quickly enamored with the game, which introduced new characters, along with more mechanics, and a more refined gameplay experience.
That original game is also available on Xbox 360, however, it hasn’t made its way to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list just yet. Of course, the maps from that game are mostly available via DLC in the sequel, but for true fans of the first game, they might want the pure experience available to them.
Microsoft’s Xbox One Backwards Compatibility feature has only grown since its introduction late last year. With the currently accelerated release cycle we should expect even more games to hit some time soon. Check back for more updates as they become available.