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One of the big selling points of the Xbox One is its ability to play backwards compatible games from the Xbox 360. Gamers have been begging and pleading for certain games to be made available via backwards compatibility and Phil Spencer has recently chimed in on what he wants to see on the Xbox One.
The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, posted up his comment about wanting to see Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 appear as a backwards compatible title on the Xbox One on his official Twitter account.
The comment came in response from users asking Spencer about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Spencer specifically mentions that just because he doesn't always respond doesn't mean he doesn't care about games like Black Ops 2.
Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops series has taken on a fandom all its own separate from the equally popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. In fact, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has gone down in history as being one of the best selling Call of Duty games and also one of the best selling games of the entire eighth generation of gaming, as reported by PlayStation Lifestyle.
The first two Call of Duty: Black Ops games were centered around the Mason family, Alex and David. The games also dealt a lot with governmental mind control conspiracies and future warfare technology themed around unmanned combat drones and robotics. The theme was extremely popular within the gaming community due to the quality of storytelling that Treyarch implemented into the first two titles, making it a standout hit thanks to taking a completely different story approach from what the other Call of Duty games were doing at the time.
Treyarch started with the Vietnam war and the psychological effects it had on the main protagonist and then ventured further into the future from there. They also experimented in Black Ops 2 with multiple choices and branching stories, giving it a ton of replayability.
Black Ops 3 took the whole mind control concept to a whole new level, featuring a lot of psychologically subliminal story lines about self-awareness, self-control, awareness without control, and control without awareness. If it sounds like some philosophical existential craziness that's because it was. The ending of the third entry in the series was subject to a lot of post-release discussion as a lot of gamers felt it had many different elements worth picking apart and dissecting as opposed to what was featured in previous Call of Duty stories.
However, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is already on the Xbox One, so most people aren't talking about it as far as availability is concerned. What they want instead is access to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the Xbox One. Activision did partially oblige gamers by making Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: World At War backwards compatible, but it's still not the same thing.
At least we know that Spencer wants it to happen, so at this point it's just a matter of waiting on Activision to pull the trigger.