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.

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.

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:

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 had 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.

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  1. Seriously why is this game even backwards compatible anyone who bought it regrets it and I’m still waiting on Modern Warfare 2. This is total bullshit.

  2. And yet they have not bothered to make Modern Warfare 2 (the greatest Call of Duty game in history) backwards compatible. Serious what kind of cock suckers run their PR department?

  3. if you ended up buying a XB1 after purchasing Ghosts I ended up having 2 copies. Just went to XB1 store and you can’t d/load the 360 version. It says not available…UHHH WHAT ? I could download my add ons I bought but not the game ??

  4. Some have asked why Call of duty: Ghost backwards compatible isn’t working. Everyone asks why bother make Call of duty: Ghost backwards compatible. Why waste the time on the worst COD that was also already released on Xbox One. YOu just got a downgrade of the worst game ever made.

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