In a highly anticipated decision, Microsoft officially confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops is now backwards compatible for the Xbox One.
In a tweet sent out by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, confirmed that Black Ops is now backwards compatible. Those who have a physical copy can play it like a normal game while those who have a digital copy will have to download it to the Xbox One hard drive.
The announcement comes a few weeks after an HD remake of Modern Warfare was announced. This announcement also comes one year after Microsoft began collecting feedback for which classic titles should become backwards compatible for Xbox One.
Back in May 2015, Microsoft set up a user poll to receive feedback after it announced that some Xbox 360 games will be backwards compatible for the Xbox One. By June, five of the top 10 games were from the Call of Duty series with Black Ops II taking the top spot, followed by Modern Warfare 2 in fourth place and Black Ops in the sixth spot.
No word has been given on when Call of Duty: Black Ops II or World at War will be made backwards compatible for the Xbox One.
Call of Duty: Black Ops was the seventh game in the series and was released on November 9, 2010 for all major consoles along with the PC. The story follows a Special Operations Group trying to stop a Soviet general from launching a nerve gas attack on America.