A couple of months ago, Microsoft made a surprising but welcome announcement in which they revealed that the Xbox One would offer backwards compatibility, meaning that if you have some games you bought for your Xbox 360 that you’d like to play on your new console, you will be able to do so.
However there was a catch and that is developers/publishers need to agree to offer backwards compatibility support, meaning that this isn’t necessarily an automated process. Now for gamers who are looking forward to playing Activision Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One, you could be disappointed as Activision’s name was not on the list of companies that would offer backwards compatibility.
This was revealed during Microsoft’s Gamescom presentation in which companies such as Ubisoft, Capcom, and EA were some of the big names that would offer up backwards compatibility, but despite Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 topping the list of games that gamers want to play, Activision was mysteriously missing.
Fans then reached out to Microsoft to ask why, but Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg responded by saying that this is a question that can only be answered by Activision, highlighting what we said earlier about all of this being up to the dev/publisher if this is something they’re interested in pursuing. Of course this isn’t to say that there will never be any backwards compatibility support from Activision, it’s just that for now Activision is not on the list.