Bethesda Support announced today via Twitter that Doom and Doom II are now available for Xbox One users with backwards compatibility. In case you don’t know, for some reason, the first two games in Doom Trilogy were not accessible on Xbox One for users who previously purchased these Xbox 360 games.
According to Bethesda, Doom 1 and Doom II with backwards compatibility support will now appear for download via “Ready to Install” dashboard on Xbox One.
We have resolved an issue where the Xbox 360 releases for DOOM & DOOM II were inaccessible from the “Ready to Install” dashboard on Xbox One.
If you have previously purchased these Xbox 360 titles, you can now re-download them on Xbox One. Thank you for your patience.
— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) July 28, 2019
In short, those users who purchased Doom 1 and Doom 2 previously will be now able to play re-released games without spending any additional money.
Doom trilogy (Doom 1, Doom 2, Doom 3) is now available for download on Xbox One, PC, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Bethesda Game Studios announced the re-release of Doom Trilogy games at QuakeCon 2019.
Doom 1 and Doom 2 will cost you $4.99 on Xbox One and $9.99 for Doom 3. For some reason, playing Doom 1 will require you to enter Bethesda account details even though the game is offline without any online modes. Many players were not happy with the requirement of Bethesda login on Doom 1 and that’s the reason why Bethesda is now working to resolve the issue.
Bethesda Softworks has announced that they will remove the Bethesda.net login requirement from Doom 1 on consoles and mobile devices. The developer explained the reason for the login by saying that it was meant to give Slayers Club users some rewards. But now Bethesda is working to make the login requirement optional.
Update on our new classic DOOM releases:
The BethesdaNet login requirement was included for the Slayers Club, to reward members for playing the classic DOOM games.
The login should be optional, and we are working on changing the requirement to optional now.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) July 27, 2019
Until the issue is fixed, Doom series fans have Doom Eternal to lookout for. Doom Eternal release date is set for November 22, 2019, on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4.
In addition to this, there’s a rumor that Bethesda Softworks and id Software are planning to bring Doom 64 to current-generation platforms.
PEGI has rated DOOM 64 for PS4 and PC. This was in addition to ratings of DOOM (1993) and DOOM II (Classic). There’s no DOOM 3 rating. pic.twitter.com/5CtEBtV61X
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) July 26, 2019
The rumor originated from PEGI rating site. The game is currently listed to release on PS4 and PC only. However, it’s very much possible that a Doom 64 Switch version will be released as well. To find out, we will have to wait.
For now, players can try Doom 1 and Doom II on Xbox One with Backwards Compatibility.