Many Xbox One owners went through a rough time this weekend, as Red Dead Redemption was briefly available via backwards compatibility, then swiftly taken down. Players were only able to access the game if they had bought the digital version on Xbox 360 or the Xbox Store online. It took a fair bit of digging to discover how to use the game, but many players were excited about it.
Red Dead Redemption continues to be one of the most demanded backwards compatible titles on the Xbox One, and the latest comments from Xbox’s Larry Hyrb seem to indicate that fans are being heard. On a Reddit post about the game’s availability, he offered the following:
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.
So it would seem that Microsoft is testing Red Dead Redemption for Xbox One but it isn’t quite ready yet.
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