A cryptic tweet from Xbox head Phil Spencer has been seen earlier today. His tweet sent lots of gamers into speculation regarding what is coming to the console. Currently, Xbox has provided an answer to the latest rumors as they announced the arrival of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to the backward compatibility program.
Though some gamers expected big news for Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio, there are others who were definitely pleased with the backward compatibility announcement. After all, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was one of the most requested games for the backward compatibility program since last year.
According to Game Rant, the announcement of Black Ops 2 being part of the backward compatibility program is not too surprising for some. This is due to the game hitting the Spring Sale today and was one of the few games that are not part in the program. As a result, it appears to be more fitting that the announcement was released just as the sale went live.
On the other hand, many players were losing hope regarding the game not arriving in backward compatibility since Phil Spencer said that the game would not be part of the Xbox program. During that time, Spencer has expressed his desire to bring Black Ops 2 to the backward compatibility. However, it is not yet approved that time.
Fortunately, it appears that Activision finally permitted the title to be added to the Xbox One program. With the arrival of Black Ops 2 in the backward compatibility service, it leaves both Modern Warfare 1 and 2 unavailable for Xbox One yet. Meanwhile, perhaps Activision is looking to remaster either one or two of them and bundle them to the next Call of Duty game similar to Infinite Warfare.
On other news, the World War II setting for the next Call of Duty game is still heavily rumored. With that being the case, it would be interesting to see how the upcoming entry of the franchise turns out.