The new Black Ops 2 Xbox One launch has brought big numbers, via Backwards Compatibility
Having had to wait over a year and seen around 215K votes submitted for its inclusion, fans finally got their wish yesterday.
While Xbox chief Phil Spencer had teased that a big announcement was on the way, you could understand that fans had become a little jaded by this point.
There have been many false dawns and hopes, usually springing up from pranks and alleged retail leaks, however, that all changed this week.
And having successfully released one of the most sought after Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games, company chief Phil Spencer also commented on the impact of Black Ops 2 on Xbox One.
"It's been nice to see Xbox gamers going to play one of the iconic COD games, great response," Spencer replied to one fan.
It was in response to one fans comment on social media, regarding the increased player count for the title.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained extremely popular following its initial launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, managing to retain a dedicated fanbase, while other COD titles were being released every year.
And it appears that Black Ops 2 being made part of the Xbox Spring Sale 2017 has really helped boost its player numbers.
Black Ops 2 on Xbox One currently includes over 70,000 people playing the game and it's likely this number will rise over the coming days.
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That’s a big increase from the just under 10K registered before, although other games have also seen these initial boosts in the past as well.
Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360 currently resides in the top 20 best selling video games on Amazon right now, with the lists updated hourly.
The Spring Sale is set to last until April 17, meaning plenty of time for people to track down the classic COD game.
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Xbox’s Larry Hryb made the announcement on Twitter, with an official follow up on the Xbox site revealing: “The Xbox 360 hits keep coming thanks to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program, and today we’ve got one of the biggest hits of all: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility.
“This blockbuster joins more than 350 Xbox 360 classics available on Xbox One. 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.”
As usual fans who own Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 can play it on Xbox One at no additional cost and for those who don’t own it yet, a huge incentive has been added by Microsoft.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 has been added as part of the Xbox Spring Sale 2017, Xbox fans can now save 50% and Xbox Live Gold Members save 60% through April 17.
Black Ops 2 is currently the most sought-after title by fans, based on over 200,000 votes on the official Xbox leaderboards.