Okay … out of all of the games that Microsoft could’ve made backwards compatible with their new system. Modern Warfare 2, (the original) Star Wars Battlefront 2, Brutal Legend, Call of Duty 2 Big Red One, and they chose this. Army of Two, a game who’s servers have been shutdown since 2011! Microsoft actually thought it was a brilliant idea to make a game who’s servers are no longer operational. The one mechanic that literally gave the game it’s title, is no longer available, and Microsoft thought it was a brilliant idea to release this game for backwards compatibility.
If you take a quick look at the list of games they have, you’ll find many redundant titles put on there. Microsoft doesn’t pick there games based off the votes we make, at least from the selections I’ve seen them make. Games like Meet the Robinsons, Cars 2, World of Keflings, among others. Modern Warfare 2 & 3 are in the top five most voted for titles for backwards compatibility, and they still aren’t backwards compatible. I understand it isn’t entirely up to Microsoft to release these games, but how can you release a title that no longer has their servers running like Army of Two. It makes no sense.
All I’m saying is that for a game to be put on backwards compatibility, the requirements should be strict. Something like this:
- The game should be well known in the Gaming Industry.
- The game should be rated higher than three stars.
- The game should be a popular title from the last generation.
- The game should have it’s servers currently active (if it has online features).
- The game should have over 5,000 votes.
These are just my thoughts. Let me know what you think.