Call of Duty: Ghosts is now backwards compatible for the Xbox One which has left gamers more baffled than excited for many reasons.
In a tweet sent out by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, confirmed that Ghosts is now backwards compatible. Those who have a physical copy can play it like a normal game while those who have a digital copy will have to download it to the Xbox One hard drive.
— 💬 Larry Hryb (@majornelson) June 29, 2017
The announcement has baffled and confused Xbox gamers since the game was also released for the Xbox One. Call of Duty: Ghosts was released for all major consoles and the PC back in 2013 and was also a Xbox One launch title.
Fans were quick to react to the news with some of the following tweets.
Confused, isnt it already on XB1????????? Or is my copy a LIE 🧐
— DIPDIPOTATOCHIP (@D1PDIPOTATOCHIP) June 29, 2017
— Canno (@TCanno4) June 29, 2017
Why the hell do you need to release a game which is already available on XB1, onto Backwards Compatibility? Makes literally 0 sense
— ItsJack (@therealjackster) June 29, 2017
— #MobsMinions (@irbChad) June 29, 2017
Others have pointed out how unpopular Ghosts is with the community and that there are other Call of Duty games that fans prefer to be available as backwards compatible. Here are some of those reactions on Twitter:
Pssshhh when’s MW2???
— Nick O’Sullivan (@NickOSullivan) June 29, 2017
How about MW3?? Makes no sense to have ghost as backwards compatible
— Chris (@FreedumFries) June 29, 2017
We just gonna ignore that MW2 still isn’t backwards compatible?
— meme city (@SpecificGP) June 29, 2017
When the game was released, it was highly praised by critics but fans universally panned Ghosts for lacking any originality. Even though Call of Duty titles have been the most requested backwards compatible games, Ghosts was never made it to the top 100.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is the tenth game in the popular series and was released on November 5, 2013 for all major consoles. I did write a review back in 2013 and you could check out here.