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Xbox Boss "Really Wants" Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Backwards Compatibility

Black Ops II would be the fifth Xbox 360 Call of Duty game playable on Xbox One.


Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the most-requested game for the Xbox One's backwards compatibility program through the Xbox Feedback site. It has more than 207,000 community votes, far outpacing the No. 2 game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which has 170,000-plus votes.

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Fans may be happy to learn that Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said he "really want[s]" Black Ops II to come to Xbox One via backwards compatibility.

"Please don't take my lack of response on [Black Ops II] as a lack of caring. I really want to see this come to [backwards compatibility]," he said to a fan on Twitter.

The original Black Ops is already in the backwards compatibility catalog, alongside other Xbox 360 Call of Duty games like Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, and Call of Duty: World at War.

January has already been a strong month for the backwards compatibility catalog in terms of volume and quality. Microsoft has added 10 games to the program this month, including Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10.

You can see a list of the 300-plus backwards compatibility games here.

In other backwards compatibility news, Spencer clarified on Twitter that Project Scorpio's backwards compatibility program will work exactly as it does on Xbox One, featuring the same slate of games. Microsoft confirmed in November 2016 that Scorpio, a new, more powerful Xbox console, will play Xbox 360 games.

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