A recent listing on Amazon UK may have just revealed the existence of an Xbox One backwards compatible Black Ops 2. If this is true, it will be bringing one of the most popular Call of Duty games possibly forward a generation to be playable on the Xbox One.
The information came from a listing on the United Kingdom version of the worldwide internet retailer, and it looks official enough.
While Amazon UK could be mistaken, a backwards compatible Black Ops 2 port would be something welcomed for various Call of Duty fans that hold Black Ops 2 as the last “good” example of the game’s repeated attempts at going into the future.
Previously, the Call of Duty games had been criticized for sticking to World War 2 for every game. However, with the release and rampant success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007, the game has gone further and further into the future with each game.
The only exceptions have been Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War and the first Black Ops, which took us back to World War 2 and to the Vietnam War.
This reached a peak with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which was derided by most of the Call of Duty fanbase due to being yet another futuristic Call of Duty.
While there have been hints since then that a Call of Duty that’s going back to World War 2 is coming, a backwards compatible Black Ops 2 port could tide players over until then.
While we still have no idea if a backwards compatible version of Black Ops 2 is even coming (the listing could easily be a fake), it’s still a neat idea to think about.
Especially since Black Ops 2 is one of the most-requested games to be put on the Xbox One backwards compatibility list to this day.