Call of Duty Black Ops 2 was a huge success at the time of its release back in late 2012. Activision, the game’s publisher, reported that the game sold over 7.5 million copies on its official release day. This means that it gained over $500 million in sales in the US alone for the first day. It was the biggest entertainment launch of all time during the said period. It continually gained sales and went up to $1 billion during the fifteenth day of its availability.
Thus, it is no wonder why gamers would like to see the game again on a new platform. And contrary to rumors that Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will come backwards compatible with the Xbox One, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said that this will not happen. He said that we will not see the game for a while.
Rumors Shut Down
A fan asked Spencer on Twitter if Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will arrive in Xbox One in a backwards compatibility system next week. Spencer responded and said that it is “not true.” The fan followed up on another question and asked whether or not the game will come out soon anytime within this month. Spencer again replied and elaborated on his answer. “I can’t comment on later releases on 3P [third party] games but rumors on this right now aren’t true. Sorry. I wish I had better news for you,” Spencer said.
The Right Person
According to a report by Attack of the Fan Boy, Spencer is the best person to comment on the games arriving on Xbox One backwards compatibility considering that he is the head of Xbox. The report further mentioned that if Spencer says that the game will not come out, fans should believe in him rather than on any rumor surfacing on the web. Getting the game on Xbox One would be good for the fans who are longing for the game but as confirmed, this will not happen.
Demand for the Game
Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live, asked fans what they want to see in Backwards Compatibility system with Xbox One. The replies from fans requested mainly for Call of Duty Black Ops 2 with over 200,000 votes. Hyrb also gets asked about the said game on a daily basis. This is how much fans demand the game. Fans may be disappointed now because of the news, but we do hope that if ever a new Call of Duty game is made, then it is always made viable for Backwards Compatibility.