During Microsoft’s Xbox Gamescom conference, Microsoft revealed the list of publishers that are currently planning on supporting Xbox One’s new backwards compatibility feature. All major publishers were listed expect for one: Activision. It appears Activision will not support the feature, regardless of how many votes Call of Duty titles have been getting on the Xbox Forums recently. In fact, Black Ops II is the most requested title. 

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg posted on Twitter stating that fans have to ask Activision for support, as Microsoft has no control over which publishers decide to support this new feature. Xbox announced that the new feature is coming in November 2015 for free for all Xbox One users.

This seems to now support the idea of possible remasters of Call of Duty titles in the future. Activision CEO said before that the company has been thinking about it a lot, but no announcements have been made.

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  • Rorke File

    That means they rather remake them and earn money with past games.

  • Of course they’re not going to make their older CODs backwards compatible when they’re contemplating on Remastering them. It’s a smart business move and I don’t mind the decision at all. I still want the Modern Warfare Collection! (Fully Remastered)

    • Timothy Brown

      You do know though that we won’t see a remaster for at least 3 years right?

      • RdJokr

        By then, people wouldn’t be remastering anything anymore.

        • Timothy Brown

          Yes I know but that’s what you get when you have a 3 year dev cycle, I mean you know Activision won’t pull in another developer to do it and release it in a year with another CoD. They would never compete with themselves for revenue when they could just remaster bo1&2 one year and mw1-3 the next and make just as much if not more than they could with a CoD 2016 etc

      • And your point is?

        • Timothy Brown

          Gamers are the most entitled people I know they say they want a remaster and when they don’t get one in 2016 they’ll be like wtf Activision and get all pissy. I think that while yes a remaster MAY come I’d rather it not and we get new content that is better than the recent years

          • I’d like Remastered COD games.

          • Timothy Brown

            Yes everyone would but it won’t be for three years knowing Activision so ppl will get mad and pitch fits

          • I haven’t and won’t. So I don’t care about those other people

  • drjakeyoung

    Is anyone really surprised? If there was going to be at least one money-whoring company hell bent on raking in more money through remakes rather than giving them away for free, then it was no-vision.

    • Kyle Soule

      No, not really surprised.

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    • Rogue Barber

      Are you for real Juses.

      • OF COURSE HE FUCKING IS! WTF IS YOUR PROBLEM?? JUSES CRUST IS OUR HOLY LORD AND SAVIOR AND YOU’RE BEING RUDE AS HELL FOR QUESTIONING HIS AUTHENTICITY. GET A LIFE M8.

        • Rogue Barber

          Hahahaha “twat Americans”

        • Rogue Barber

          Are you the one that built the ark noahgoa.

      • Juses

        Yez. Y weld eye nut b?

        • spartanelite

          Ken I tri and tak like u gis n b prt of le clb 2?

    • jooker-jr

      u c da feutre ?

    • Primey_

      English please

      • Juses

        Stap bein fagit plz

  • Stefan Lang

    Either Activision knows Black Ops 3 will bring people back to CoD or they’re planning on doing remasters so it wont be a need for backwards compatability.

  • I just drank bleach

    I don’t see rockstar in it either, they know remasters will generate $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. If I was a publisher I would have done the same thing, money or no money?? easy answer……

    • jooker-jr

      even EA is in that list, EA!

    • Iliketogame

      Seeing how 2K is on there, I’d expect Take-Two will include Rockstar games for BC.

  • ScOott

    I knew the whole thing would be a waste of time.. The only reason It would of been any good was for older cods

    • Smayo

      It’s because of the greed of activision that us regular gamers get fucked over, every major publisher supports this feature, but activison rather releases a remake to squeeze out every last dollar they can…

      • Nicholas Tipps

        No, i would rather see a remaster than a 6 pixel port

        • Smayo

          If activision gives their support to transfer the older CoD’s to the BC program so gamers can play their older purchased cod’s and releases a complete remake/trilogy for lets say the MW series, you really think people gonna say; I’m not buying this complete revamp of the MW series because I can play the old MW1,2,3 with my BC option on my XBO ??

          The BC program is just a service, activision itself have to do nothing except to give their oke, MS handles the transfer to XBO, but it sickens activision to let us play the older CoD’s without them earning a doller one way or the other…

          • CoDforever

            well no one is voting for halo back after MCC

          • spartanelite

            After MCC or because they’re on it and they are for reach

      • MichiganerE

        The greed is real.

      • CoDforever

        thats actually great news fuck BC i want a remaster so i can play on ps4 and pc lol

        • Smayo

          Why not do both ? The BC isn’t even hard work for activision, and a remake of any old CoD will sell just as good, even on the XBO

  • james lamberson

    Activision makes me sick.I paid for those games,now I should be able to play them as I plz. I really wish Treyarch could self publish there COD’s and give it a diffrent name but everyone wud know its COD.Activisions buisness model is “screw the community and drill there pockets at every corner.why? cuz we can”.

    • You can play them as you please on the 360. As of now they’re not making them backwards compatible because of the possibility of Remastering past CODs.

      • Daniel

        My x360 isnt working.
        Stop defending this greedy shit

        • I’m sorry your 360 isn’t working. I wouldn’t know since I do not know you. I suppose you can just wait and play the Remastered version of the game. Which I’ll gladly pay $60 for again.

        • shadowguy14

          It’s not like Xbox 360’s are that expensive anymore. Go buy another one

      • Guest

        I call bullshit on the remaster, gears is getting a remaster but they are still making it compatible.

        • CoDforever

          but what about halo then, its not BC

    • sheldon

      I paid for games on the original Gameboy, I should be able to play them on my Wii U, right?

      stupid argument

  • RdJokr

    Even though this may lean towards COD remasters, I still don’t think it’s a good move for Activision. After all, it will only reinforce the “COD copy pastes itself every year” mindset.

    Plus, only IW and Treyarch have games they can remaster. What does SHG have, other than AW?

    • MW3 ;P

      • The decision to re-master a CoD lies solely with Activision – even if that means the task is assigned to a different dev team. Activision can re-master any CoD they please.

      • RdJokr

        Already part of IW’s territory, sadly.

    • Brad

      The “cod copy and paste itself every year” mindset died off a long time ago. We wish cod would have stayed the same as it used to be

      • RdJokr

        LOL, not really. Some people are still saying that about AW.

  • Jack

    Post the list please

  • Who cares, BF3 will be on XBONE!!

    • ScOott

      Pfft older CoD games beat BF..

    • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

      Bad Company 2 is better.

    • jooker-jr

      but I dont think it will have 64 players or 60 fps 🙁

      • Will still have more players than hardline, though.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Ikr? Absolutely loved Battlefield 3, despite the graphical downgrade, 24 players max, screen tear and 30fps. Battlefield 3 still remains to be one of my favourite FPS games.

      • CoDforever

        hell no that game was so boring and terrible on consoles player movemment was so iffy and unnatural especially for me since im accustomed to cod controls and 60 fps

        • Prostidude

          KYS. xD

  • ScOott

    If a remaster breaks the current cod cycle I for one won’t be happy, they best bring out a new game along with the remaster.. It sounds good but to play another year with old maps and no new cod would be horrible imo.. It would feel like a huge step backwards if that’s all they did one year..

    • I just drank bleach

      I can see where your coming from, but maybe it’ll be a good thing to not have a new cod one year, because I believe people are already being burnt out on cod anyway, plus doing a remaster will give people the chance to play a game they missed out on.

      • A remaster or backwards compatibility just isn’t in Activision’s business model. A remaster half way between a cycle would impact DLC (so money), player counts, it’d be a mess.

        A remaster, specifically, as part of the CoD cycle wouldn’t offer enough fresh content in Activision’s eyes to justify a 3 year development. Whereas I think the idea sounds quite fun and nostalgic, after a couple of months I’d really get bored of playing the same maps that I played for an entire year 5 years ago.

        I don’t think a remaster will happen anytime soon, and backwards compatibility is a complete no. If anything, they’ll simply continue to bring out fresh CoD’s with a couple of re-made maps and old weapons here and there.

      • Prostidude

        All they care about is $$$. But sooner or later Activision is going to have to change their business model and slow down the cycle for the Call of Duty games.

    • Johtoboy

      Save the remake for Sledgehammer’s next cycle. Then I’ll have something to play!

      • ScOott

        haha good thinking..

      • spartanelite

        Would of thought you would of said ghost

    • They’ll most likely do something where the Remastered Collection is part of the Prestige Edition of the present COD. So it would essentially be a bonus. Or they’ll just wait unail they find the series to be a waste of resources and they go out with a bang by making us remember old days.

      • ScOott

        That will be a sad day, I hope I never see it, cod should just live on and on ..

        • Everything dies at some point.

        • spartanelite

          Don’t worry about that it’ll go down harder then dead mans hand in mw3, then it’ll do how cod dose it and respawn (reboot)

      • spartanelite

        That’s what I’ve been thinking the whole time the last part… Then two years later a reboot (would you doubt it)

      • xboxdead

        And it will only be for PS for a while before Xbox gets it because of the contract

    • jordanxbrookes

      Wouldn’t bother me.

      • ScOott

        Yh since that guy made that comment, I could live without SH exo stuff in replace of some old cods, as long as it didn’t get made on treyarch or I.w time 😮

  • The Flash

    if its done like this, they’d get no money from it, they know from remasters they can get money

  • Yankeephil

    I thought it was common sense that Activision would agree to it, besides the fact about possible remasters (which is highly unlikely) Activision is setup with Sony now, why would they make any deal with microsoft.

    • The Flash

      cause its not a deal, its just saying yes to BC, nothing more for them, microsoft does everything else

  • Stefan Lang

    If anyone wants an Invite to the preview program add me x Chiraqq .. When I send the inv, It just says Xbox will be in touch with you soon. So idk how long it will take until they send you a message, also look at your emails.

    • Smayo

      It took 2 days for me after I recieved the message from MS

      • Stefan Lang

        Ok cool. Ill let everyone I invite know. Cause I wasnt sure how long it took.

        • spartanelite

          Can you inv me? How does it work?

  • Thatlazykid

    Lol cx

  • Surprise, surprise.

    No pun intended

    • Brad

      No pun was made

  • xSilent-Commando

    Re-masterered collections of the same series:
    Call of Duty: The Modern Warfare Collection – COD 4, COD 6 & COD 8.
    Call of Duty: The Black Ops Collection – COD 5, COD 7 & COD 9.

    If there is a chance of the “World War” fully themed COD comes for 1 year then possibly:
    Call of Duty: The War Collections – COD 1, COD 2 & COD 4.

    These games would be exclusive to PS4/XB1 (Not PC as it can already be played as the old versions of the games on these)!

    The cost would be the same as standard PS4 Games = £54.99.
    There could also be some slight changes such as a “Combat Slide” integrated into the Modern Warfare Collection and possibly BOII & BO (Not WaW).

    A Pre-Order bonus could also be a Beta, 3 Maps (1 of each game in the DLC`s and Re-mastered) and a “Intel Pack” (Similar to MW3`s Bonus) with a voucher for DXP (This would last 24 Hours), 4 Postcards based on the cover art eta and more & an Art Book.

    I think these would be a seller!

    • That sounds awful.

      • xSilent-Commando

        How?

      • some2example2

        i would take a modern warfare remaster with new maps thrown in any day of the week over these 3 lane map hip firing nonsense and the same generic buildings being used on every map.

        not every map in the game has to look the same as solar.

    • Axel Noir

      I like it but what about CoD 3 ?

      • xSilent-Commando

        I put COD 4 rather than COD 3 for “The War Collection” so the first 3 COD`s is in “The War”…

  • spartanelite

    Dam in starting to think Activision really hates Xbox now,I wonder if we still had the deal if they wouldn’t of minded

    • YourMumAndDadAreDeadOfDrugsBab

      can u n0 sp33l r1gh2 m8 ?
      u s33n l1k a fan80y 0n xb1 y u n0 l1k ps4 ?

      • spartanelite

        Can you spell right please?

        • YourMumAndDadAreDeadOfDrugsHa!

          can u n0 r33d r1yt ?

          • spartanelite

            Ok

          • 1111111

            You type like your retarded. Talking about him not being able to spell when he missed spelled one word? Illiterate fuck.

  • All of you speak of a remaster, i doubt they will even bother with that.
    C’mon this is Activision for christ sake, not exactly something they’re going to look at if the current games are doing well in sales, theres no evidence of significant downfall in sale, plus all the money from micro-transactions and DLC just boosts it up as a bonus.

    No reason for Activision to wreck the current game cycle, it’s not going to happen. Activision being Activision, they have the contract with Sony now so I highly doubt it’ll happen anytime soon.

  • Daniel

    Rockstar games? Are they listed?

  • SoulTaker

    And this is why I love pc gaming don’t have to worry about shit like this I feel bad for you guys but come on we saw it coming.

    • spartanelite

      I mean but you guy get the shaft by a decent amount of devs,now just Activision is giving Xbox the shaft and really hard at that

      • SoulTaker

        I won’t lie there, but now with Steam refunds devs can’t pull that shit anymore example is Batman Arkham Knight the game was so bad W.B thought they could get away with it but with all the refunds taking place they took the game out of the market for PC and decided to actually try to fix that piss poor port.

        • spartanelite

          Lol I heard but can’t the refund system be abused

          • SoulTaker

            It can be, but I’ll only refund games that are broken and receive no support.

  • GinsuVictim

    Remakes will only be acceptable if they add bots to the Modern Warfare games (and World at War).

  • It’s because of the Sony deal.

    • Smayo

      The sony deal started with bo3, otherwise the last 2 DLC packs from AW couldn’t come to xbox first either, but that’s not the case, money/greed is the issue here

      • You’re right: it’s all future releases starting with BO3, there can be no exclusive content, other than AW, to Microsoft. The PS4’s memory cannot support backward compatibility – so it is unlikely it will happen.

        • Yankeephil

          Da fuq you mean PS4 memory can’t support it, PS won’t enable Backwards Compatability because it would kill PS Now

          • Nope: Sony CEO said that they are impressed with backwards compatibility from Microsoft on the Xbox One. They also said they cannot do it on the PS4 because the hardware doesn’t support it.

            If you want the facts and specs:
            ♦ Xbox One uses DDR3 → this supports backwards compatibility.
            ♦ PS4 uses GDDR5 → this does not.

          • Yankeephil

            You are a special kind of stupid, do you know what Ram actually does. It has nothing to do with Backwards compatability. You most likely went to the specs and found the only difference between the hardware and assume thats it.

          • No, GDDR5 is graphics memory which does prevent backwards compatibility.

  • Kyle Soule

    Hopefully Activision decides to join soon. Probably not since they get no money out of it.

  • “Expect for one”? You might want to take a look at that Keshav. 😉

  • melchor2679

    I saw this coming, they will obviously sell the fans “Remastered” editions of COD.

    • alex

      Hope so. I’d pay for a remastered modern warfare edition

  • some2example2

    that’s because sony and activision are doing an exclusive modern warfare/blackops 1 remaster available only on the ps4.

    • The Flash

      source?

  • Edwin Cortez

    We all know who Activision is so its not surprising, maybe is the Sony deal, or that they are planning a Remastered edition of COD something that I highly doubt. at the end I believe they don’t want to see people running back to other CODs because they don’t like the new ones. I don’t think that activision is going to risk its 3 development teams on a Remastered edition, they can put to work the studios that work on ports for 360 and ps3 but since they are always working with new CODs is difficult. also remember that the only franchises that are doing Remastered Collections are First Party games, studios that only make games for one specific console, its easier than making it for all 3 major gaming platforms.

  • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

    Damn so where are all Xbox Fan Boys raving about how good OLD cods are going to be on their new gen console? That dream has been crushed lol

    • Fuck you

      It’s not like you can either you fucker with ur shitty psnow

    • spartanelite

      *I don’t talk shit

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        I not talking shit I’m talking the truth…. you guys where the ones bragging about how your going to be able to play old COD’s on Xbox One when it wasn’t even confirmed and now it’s never going to happen with Xbox Ones backwards compatibility so… who was really talking shit…?

        • spartanelite

          Like always you say you shit talking is “saying the truth”

  • goose

    i think if they make a remaster they’re going to add it as a preorder bonus to the next title to encourage people to preorder; with a simple code inside the case to download the remaster.

  • xboxisdead

    Remember all the Xbox fans boys saying how they did not care COD went to ps4 because of the BWC hahahahaha its fucking terrible yea have fun playing crap

    • spartanelite

      I like how basically everyone is ignoring you

  • NotShitAtCOD

    This is sickening. If there keeping it from xbone just because there new partners console doesn’t have the power to do BC. What they should do is release the old titles, since my Xbox is going to be able to play old games and pc has steam (which has the old cods), PS4 should get a remastery that they have to pay for.

  • activ sucks

    this shows how distasteful activision is. there the biggest game publisher and won’t give the customers and fans what they deserve. honestly fuck activision and fuck their netcode

  • NotShitAtCOD

    This is sickening. If there keeping it from xbone just because there new partners console doesn’t have the power to do BC. What they should do is release the old titles, since my Xbox is going to be able to play old games and pc has steam (which has the old cods), PS4 should get a remastery that they have to pay for

  • Prostidude

    Wow. The community is going to be outraged. AT least they have Bethesda and EA on there.

  • Doggie

    I just bought COD BLack ops 2 for the BC and now it wont work? BULL SHIT. . Activision should know better.

  • kyle stanton

    I’m going to speculate now that with the list of publishers supporting backwards compatibility we will see the Fallout games and maybe Skyrim from Bethesda, Dead Island from Deep Silver, Mass Effect games from EA, Bioshock and maybe even some civilization games from 2K, assassins creed from Ubisoft, and the Arkham games from WB. Microsoft also said that it wants to get all of its first party lineup to be backwards compatible whick means that if Halo Reach is not being added to The MCC than it will be backwards compatible and Halo Wars. Also expect the Gears of War games, Crackdown, Forza, and Fable all to come to Xbox One backwards compatibility. I would love to see Red Dead, and Call of Duty 4, MW2, Black Ops 1 and 2 be on this list but in regards to Call of Duty. They would not do this because of three reasons. One is the timing. This is set to release in November which is the same month as Black Ops 3 and this potently hurt sales. Second is because Activision has partnered with Sony this year and this would be elusive to Xbox and this would breach their contract and they are holding this off until the Playstation 4 is backwards compatible. The third is because this is Activision and they will make money anywhere possible so releasing those games for free woud be stupid when they could hire a studio for low cost and remaster them and sell it for $60 and profit.

  • Pyromaani

    kind a sad that cod dont come to BC. But its not end of the world for me since i have 360 and ONE next each others. Still there are mostly great games coming to ONE. Skyrim likely. If DLC packs works for ONE. I might actually buy dlc:s for skyrim. BFBC2 great fun. Playerbase might actually be revived little. Great games still coming. (: