Activision said in a recent financial call that Call of Duty Black Ops 2 has hit a new record of nearly 12 million monthly active users during the last quarter, which consists of July, August and September.
As it stands, Black Ops 2 is the most requested game on the Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility list by fans, with a massive 107,000 requests. Red Dead Redemption is second on the list with 98,000 requests, and 3 of the top 6 requested games are Call of Duty titles, including Modern Warfare 2 and the first Black Ops.
According to Steam, Black Ops 2 features in the top 100 most played games, with a daily usage of 6,600 at its peak. Advanced Warfare doesn’t hit the top 100. Whether Activision decide to opt into the Xbox One’s new feature is to be seen. When the feature was announced at E3 this summer, Activision were not listed amongst the other publishers on the screen, leading fans to believe that they were not onboard.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) August 4, 2015
Understandably, Activision don’t want to break up their users over various different games, and want fans to splash the cash on the latest installment, Black Ops 3 which releases this Friday. But, in saying that, whether it’s on the Xbox One, 360 or Steam, people will still go to play their favourite games wherever they can. There’s nothing wrong with seeing your older title high in the most played statistics. Will Activision give in? Time will tell.