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Nearly 12 million people are still playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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Nearly 12 million people are still playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Treyarch's three-year-old shooter still enjoys a huge, active community, which, Activision said in a recent financial call, hit a new record of nearly 12 million monthly active users during the last quarter (July, August and September 2015).

It's an impressive number for a game only available on the last-generation of consoles and PC.

Perhaps that's why Activision will release this year's game, Black Ops 3, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 despite having to strip it from crucial features such as a campaign mode that are included in the current-generation versions.

Black Ops 2 features in Steam's top 100 most-played games. At the time of publication, there were 1896 current players, with a daily peak of 6601. Last year's game, Sledgehammer's Advanced Warfare, does not feature in Steam's top 100.

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Black Ops 2 tops a list of most-requested Xbox 360 games people would like to play on Xbox One via its upcoming backwards compatibility feature.

With over 100,000 votes, Black Ops 2 beats the likes of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, Bethesda's Skyrim and rival Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2.

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Activision Publishing chief Eric Hirshberg said Black Ops 2's ongoing popularity was fuelled by anticipation for Black Ops 3.

Are you still playing Black Ops 2?

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