Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now backward compatible

"We're thrilled with the continued excitement for the program and ongoing engagement of our fans, who have played more than 360 million hours of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One". Call of Duty 3 made it last September, joining Call of Duty 2 and and the original Black Ops.

Many gamers were losing hope that Black Ops 2 would make it to backward compatibility after Spencer shared a couple months ago that the game wasn't headed to backward compatibility. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is also now on sale as part of Microsofts annual Spring Sale so if you dont have it (or you simply want the digital version) then you can save a few dollars picking it up for $19.99 instead of the normal price of $24.99. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the most requested game for the backwards compatibility feature having gained over 200,000 votes on the Xbox leaderboard. It seems fitting that the announcement would go live just as the sale kicked off.

Naturally, some other beloved Xbox 360 game will fill its void, and new requests will rush in. And with the game discounted for the Spring Sale, Activision will likely see a small bump in sales thanks to the news. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now available to play on the Xbox One. This is good for the publisher considering the latest Call of Duty title, Infinite Warfare, has followed the trend set by its predecessors of fewer sales than the year before its release.

In addition to gameplay changes, the traditionally linear Call of Duty story structure saw an update as well.

"As always, we're continuing to listen to fans and are working with our publishing partners to bring your favorite Xbox 360 titles to our Xbox One catalog so you can continue to enjoy the games you already own at no additional cost", Xbox said.

  • Arturo Norris