Hitman Absolution Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 May Be Next in Line

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The Xbox One backwards compatibility list continues to expand after another game was added to the roster. Popular action game Hitman: Absolution was added to the backwards compatibility program on Tuesday. Recent reports also suggested that more Xbox 360 games will become playable on Microsoft’s latest-generation console.

Xbox Live exec Larry Hyrb showed the updated list of backwards-compatible games. Hitman: Absolution was released in November 2012 on Xbox 360. It was also made available on PlayStation 3, PC and Mac computers.

Hitman: Absolution received positive feedback from users and online reviewers. IGN gave a 9.0 Amazing rating, while its community showed an average of 8.6 Great rating. On the other hand, GameSpot gave it an 8.1 rating, which is still high compared to other action games for the previous-gen consoles.

Hitman: Absolution was the fifth game in the Hitman franchise. It focused on the dangerous adventure of Agent 47 in a corrupt and twisted world. It featured a classic gameplay options gamers loved about the Hitman franchise combined with excellent graphics and locations.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Could Be Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program

Meanwhile, fans continue to speculate that one of the most requested Xbox 360 games will finally be added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program. Fans have been calling for the addition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. There were rumblings suggesting that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will become backwards-compatible this week.

However, Microsoft Phil Spencer quickly doused cold water to the rumors. Spencer was asked about the talks about Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 becoming playable on the Xbox One. He said that he wants to deliver a good news to gamers, but the game will not be added to Xbox One backwards compatibility list soon.

“I can’t comment on later releases on [third-party] games but rumors on this right now aren’t true. Sorry. I wish I had better news for you,” Spencer said posted on Twitter.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the most requested game for the backwards compatibility program. It has over 211,200 votes so far. Next on the list are Skyrim, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, Batman Arkham City and GTA San Andreas, respectively.

GTA IV was recently added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility programs. Following the addition, it was reported that the previous iteration of the GTA game received a huge sales increase. Lego Indiana Jones was also added to the program earlier this month.

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