Over the weekend, Xbox One gamers were treated to the opportunity to install their digital copies of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption on their current consoles. However, a loophole was involved, and since the news outbreak, Microsoft have removed the game, while also apologising to fans.
According to Major Nelson on Reddit, he said “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.”
There was talk of how installing unofficially released games on the console as breaching the Xbox Code of Conduct, but with Red Dead being so high up the list of most requested backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles (third place behind Black Ops 2 and Skyrim respectively), it’s unlikely Microsoft will punish excited, enthusiastic fans.
All 360 games are tested through an emulator for quality. Due to an error, games in test were temp avail. Apologies //t.co/pyANPhdRxj
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 7, 2016
There has been no form of confirmation from Microsoft or Rockstar regarding the availability of the game with the Backwards Compatibility feature, but neither company has anything to lose, and with so many fans eager to install it again, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before we see it releasing officially to the public.
Interestingly enough, the Major mentioned ‘those games’ being removed. All we heard about was Red Dead Redemption. Did anyone spot anything else?