We are almost two weeks into January already. But, gamers still have not heard a word from Microsoft about new titles for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. However, it seems like they are already tired of dealing with players who are requesting for Black Ops 2.
Large Fan Demand
For quite some time already, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been no.1 on the list of top requested games to be playable on Xbox One. But, unlike in last year’s case, the no.1 on the list seems to be not getting a BC edition. It is primarily because bunch of requests on social media are annoying Microsoft Xbox’s programming director Larry Hryb.
“I may or may not be building a Flow (bot) that would auto reply to BO2 tweets,” wrote Larry Hyrb, director of Programming for Xbox Live. It’s now safe to say that Microsoft is hearing your requests. However, whether they do something about it swiftly is another thing. Considering Microsoft teased big things for backwards compatibility in 2017, anything can surely happen.
I may or may not be building a Flow (bot) that would auto reply to BO2 tweets https://t.co/iTkzghHi5q (that's a nerdy Friday night..right?)
— ? Larry Hryb (@majornelson) January 7, 2017
Xbox 360 Games In 2017
Microsoft has not disclosed any information on the next games they’re working on for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. It is as well not clear whether or not Black Ops 2 is going to be in it. But one thing is for sure, gamers will keep on requesting for the title until they get what they want.
The top requested game currently is Black Ops 2 with a total of 206,754 votes on the Xbox Feedback. Other top requested titles include Skyrim, Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare. GTA IV, Batman: Arkham City, GTA: San Andreas, and Assassin’s Creed III are also in the list.
Since Xbox One Backwards Compatibility was announced by Microsoft back at E3 2015, the company now has over 300 Xbox 360 games playable on their current-gen console. A number of highly requested titles has also been supported such as Bioshock, Skate 3, Red Dead Redemption, and the first Bioshock game. This somehow indicates that fans play a critical role in Microsoft’s decision-making. However, they are quick to clarify that being on the top requested list does not mean they are doing it.
“We can’t promise every title to be available,” the post on the Xbox Feedback said. “But we’re working hard with partners to make your favorite Xbox 360 titles playable on Xbox One,” the statement added. So, let us just wait for further announcements from Microsoft as to what Xbox 360 games will be available on Xbox One.
How about you? What other titles do you want to be on the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.