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.
Black Ops 2 is currently the most sought-after title by fans, based on over 200,000 votes on the official Xbox leaderboards.
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Microsoft have been forced to speak about its inclusion week-in week-out this year, due to the sheer fan support for its eventual launch.
And while the numbers may have dipped now, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 was still a much-played multiplayer title, years after its initial release.
So you can understand just how popular this announcement will be.
Some fans thought they had got that recently, after a leaked listing from a retailer hit the web, apparently confirming the launch of a new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 retail bundle.
Unfortunately this proved to be a prank, all in the name of April Fools and you can imagine the disappointment among fans.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
The most recent update on the subject of Call of Duty Black Op 2 joining the lineup came from Xbox chief Phil Spencer, who appeared to rule out any kind of announcement in the coming weeks.
Spencer did tease that a big new title was being planned for launch as part of the Backwards Compatible program soon.
"One of my most anticipated is coming in the next few weeks, some good ones tee'd up. <no comment on BO2>," Spencer wrote on Twitter.
Spencer teased the game’s announcement just before it went live, writing on Twitter: “Today is going to be a fun day.”