Thursday 25 May 2017

Microsoft comments on Red Dead Redemption's appearance on Xbox One

Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption

Emma Clark

Red Dead Redemption recently became playable on Xbox One, but that was an error, according to Microsoft who has since blocked access to it.

Xbox One players recently discovered that they could play Red Dead Redemption, but that was an error, according to Microsoft.

Red Dead Redemption is yet to become a backwards compatible title and it can no longer be played on Xbox One. Well, unless you're willing to play offline and never save your progress, which could be quite a challenge.

Larry "Major Nelson" Harb took to Reddit to shed light on what happened. "Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience across a breadth of titles. Due to an error, some of the games currently in test were accidentally made available," he wrote.

"We have since removed access to those games, and apologize for any confusion this may have caused. We will have more information on upcoming releases soon."

Red Dead Redemption wasn't the only title to accidentally become backwards compatible. Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Halo Wars, Left 4 Dead 2, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 were also playable on Xbox One for a short time.

We may hear further news about backwards compatibility for some or all of these titles in the near future. Red Dead Redemption has consistently been towards the top of requested backwards compatible titles, so there will be plenty of interested onlookers when the next batch of titles is announced.

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