The Black Ops 2 Xbox One players count has risen since being made part of the Spring Sale 2017
UPDATE ONE: Having successfully released the one of the most sought after Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games, company chief Phil Spencer has 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.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained extremely popular following its initial release, 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 playing the game and it's likely this number will rise over the coming days.
The Spring Sale is set to last until April 17, meaning plenty of time for people to track down the classic COD game.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is now available via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
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.
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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.
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.”