Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow. And parting it must certainly be, at least for now.
After discovering that Red Dead Redemption had become available for Xbox One’s backward compatibility, Microsoft officials have quickly shut the game down again. Larry Hryb, Xbox Live director of programming, apologized on Reddit, saying, “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. 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.”
Hryb also shared his post on Twitter, reiterating the same message to fans.
All 360 games are tested through an emulator for quality. Due to an error, games in test were temp avail. Apologies https://t.co/pyANPhdRxj
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 7, 2016
Some people were upset at the sudden removal of Red Dead Redemption, but there were reports of issues with the functionality of the game. This is understandably so, since it was not supposed to be available in the first place. However, Red Dead Redemption is one of the more popular choices on the backwards compatibility list. I’m sure we can expect to see the Western-style game back on the Xbox One soon.
What do you think of the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility system? Let us know in the comments!
Meghan is an amateur gamer, J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic and self-proclaimed otaku. She hopes to become the author of her own fantasy novel one day, and loves to talk about everything from comic books to Criminal Minds.