It seems as though Xbox Live chief Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb is fed up with users repeatedly asking him on social media about whether or not Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be made available via backwards compatibility on the Xbox One.
The Treyarch-developed shooter has been the most-requested Xbox 360 game to receive backwards compatibility for a number of months now, with over 200,000 user votes.
After a series of recently released fakes purportedly showing the title running on Microsoft’s newer console were widely circulated on Twitter over the holiday period, Hryb has been inundated with users demanding to know when the game is scheduled to be updated with BC support.
The executive initially seemed exasperated in his response to the fan queries, requesting that users ‘stop asking’ about the release as he had no information to share:
@jamesvittf WRONG. Nothing is confirmed until I tweet about it. No ETA.— / Larry Hryb / (@majornelson) January 5, 2017
Later, however, Hryb decided to respond to the question in a more creative and cunning way. After fans ignored his pleas to desist questioning him on Black Ops II, the exec began replying to all users who messaged him about the game with a link that seemingly led to an entry on his website discussing the issue.
@jamesvittf not at all. There is no ETA on it. None. Zero. Stop asking. When it's out, I'll let you know.— / Larry Hryb / (@majornelson) January 5, 2017
However, as many soon found out, the page in question actually redirects users to the game’s Wikipedia page.
Hyrb has also begun linking users to a FAQ on his official website that explains co-ordinated fan tweets will have no bearing on whether a game is updated to include backwards compatibility.
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