The backwards compatibility program for Xbox One has proven to be a great success for the platform. Feeding into fan cravings and fulfilling fan requests is something Microsoft has been trying to do for the platform after what was a disastrous launch period for the console.
While backwards compatibility is a matter for publishers to deal with, not specifically Microsoft (unless it’s a first-party exclusive), the team at Xbox HQ hasn’t been shy in voicing their own hopes for the program.
The likes of Call Of Duty: Black Ops and Red Dead Redemption easily generated the most hype of all Xbox 360 that are playable on Xbox One, but there are still many games lingering in the shadows, waiting to receive treatment.
Fans can actually vote for what games they’d like to see come to Xbox One via backwards compatibility, in what is a great way to gauge audience interest and get third-party publishers involved.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 17, 2017
For almost as long as polling has been active, one game has been lingering at the top of the list, and don’t expect it to fall of anytime soon.
That game is Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Xbox fans desperately want to see it come to the platform.
It currently sits at more than 200,000 votes, and is 30,000 votes of the second-placed Skyrim, which got the remastered treatment last year with the Skyrim Special Edition.
In third and fourth places with 166,000 and 117,000 votes respectively are Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3, although don’t expect them to ever get the “BC” treatment anytime soon. Knowing Activision, it’ll eventually give both the Remastered treatment as it did with Call Of Duty 4 last year.
Although, its openness to add the first Black Ops to backwards compatibility suggests the publisher may change its tune, particularly after the widely negative response it received for bundling the game in with Infinite Warfare at a premium price.
Which game would you like to see come to backwards compatibility on Xbox One? Sound off in the comments below!