Black Ops 2 Backwards Compatibility Rumor Shut Down... For Now

Black Ops 2 is the most requested game for backwards compatibility and a recent rumor suggested we'd be seeing Black Ops 2 backwards compatible this week. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the real case.

Black Ops 2 has been a fan favorite for ages and for the current time being, Black Ops 2 backwards compatibility is perhaps one of the largest things on fans minds. If Black Ops 2 were backwards compatible, players on Xbox One could use their current systems and play the beloved Black Ops 2 on Xbox One. Despite this rumor of Black Ops 2 backwards compatibility swirling more and more as time goes on in the recent past, the culmination has brought us to this point in time. A recent rumor suggested that Black Ops 2 backwards compatibility was going to be coming this week for Xbox One users.

However, as with many other dreams in the backwards compatibility world, this one was quickly crushed by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. Spencer took to twitter to respond to a fans tweet in which the user asked “please do a comment on Black Ops 2 supposedly coming out next week…” to which Spencer bluntly said “Not true.” Spencer followed up by also saying that “I cannot comment on later releases on (third-party) games but rumors on this right now aren’t true. Sorry. I wish I had better news for you.”

Black Ops 2 backwards compatibility has become the most requested game for the backwards compatibility program thus far per the Xbox site for feedback. It currently has more than 211,000 votes within the community. To put it into perspective, that is nearly 40,000 votes ahead of the second place game within community request standings. That second place belongs to Skyrim who sits comfortably at a vote tally of 173,000 community votes. While these numbers don’t say anything about what may or may not be coming, it is rather mind blowing to see just how much it is wanted within the community.

Additionally, to prove that point even further, of all the community requested games for backwards compatibility, Call of Duty titles hold four of the top five positions. As Skyrim is the only one keeping the list from being fully Call of Duty based, the others include Modern Warfare 2 which sits at 168,000 votes, Modern Warfare 3 which sits at 119,000, and Modern Warfare which sits at 114,000. While Modern Warfare won’t be backwards compatible any time soon, it is insane to see how much pull the Call of Duty fan base has in terms of voting.

With games such as Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops already backwards compatible, fans have wanted another title to add to that list for quite some time and have been asking for even longer. While there is no definitive answer for which game is next and when that will be happening, fans still hold out hope that they will be able to see Black Ops 2 backwards compatible sometime soon.

Whether or not we see it soon, that is only for time to tell but the community certainly wants it. With no delivery this month, perhaps next, or the next after that. No doubt, players will want to keep requesting it until it actually happens or until we get a Black Ops 2 Remastered, either of which would be rather pleasing. However, for the time being, the most recent rumor of Black Ops 2 coming to backwards compatibility this week looks like it’s a negative. Seems the wait goes on just a little bit more.

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