“Players who own and previously installed the Xbox 360 XBLA backward-compatible version of the games on Xbox One will still find those games in their Game Library and will be able to reinstall that version of the game,” a Bethesda representative told IGN via email.
“There was an error with this functionality today, but we expect it to be remedied very quickly.”
Earlier today, shortly following the re-releases listings, players on ResetERA began reporting that they could not redownload these earlier versions of Doom and Doom II. If the game was already present on their system’s storage, they could still play them, but if they still needed to download them, they were apparently no longer appearing in these players’ game libraries to download. According to some posts in the thread, players even deleted their versions of the game and reportedly tried to re-download them, but were unable to do so.
Some players worried that this was an attempt by Bethesda to make players re-purchase the games despite already owning them but, according to Bethesda, this was not the intention. The company has been working on restoring the ability to download these versions of the games and expects that fix to come shortly.
Bethesda launched or re-released Doom, Doom II, and Doom III on a number of platforms, including Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, today as part of QuakeCon 2019. Bethesda also showcased Doom Eternal’s multiplayer at QuakeCon, revealing new details about the unique 1v2 Battle Mode.
Doom Eternal one of the goriest games we saw at E3, and our Doom Eternal hands-on suggested it’s going to be quite entertaining. We also learned Doom Eternal won’t have traditional deathmatch multiplayer.