Left 4 Dead 2 is set to join the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility line-up.
In an announcement made on Twitter late yesterday (local time) Microsoft’s Xbox One spokesman, Larry Hryb (or Major Nelson as he’s known) said that Valve’s superb co-op zombie shooter is now available to play on the Xbox One
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) March 29, 2016
Alongside Left 4 Dead 2, Microsoft has also added Soul Calibur HD, The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match and Halo Wars to its backwards compatibility catalogue on the Xbox One. That last addition may have something to do with the fact that Microsoft announced a sequel to Halo Wars at E3 last year.
If you’ve never played Left 4 Dead 2 (or indeed the game that preceded it) you really are missing out on one of the best shooters made in the last ten years. Given the fact that even on its easiest setting, Left 4 Dead 2 is hard as nails, players are forced to work together in order to make it through the game’s four levels. Just as would be the case in a bona fide zombie apocalypse, if you don’t work as a team, you die – it’s that simple.
Naturally the revelation that Left 4 Dead 2 is jumping onto another platform has reignited cries from the franchise’s fan base for a sequel. However, Valve doesn’t exactly have a reputation for punting out sequels that fans desperately want to play – see: Half-Life 3.
However, if Microsoft is in the market to provide fans with last gen games they’re clamouring to play on the Xbox One, we’d ask if they’d kindly make Red Dead Redemption available as soon as possible.