Microsoft Comments on Accidental Release of Red Dead Redemption For Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Red Dead Redemption was apparently available to download for some of the Xbox One users thanks to a glitch. As explained by Microsoft, this was an accident and they quickly fixed it so that others couldn’t get the game before it is officially added to Xbox One backwards compatibility.

Larry Hryb, who is famous by his nick Major Nelson on twitter and reddit, has recently commented on this accidental release of Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox One.

“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.” said Larry Hryb in a comment on reddit.

“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.”


He also added that Microsoft would “love to bring” as many Xbox 360 games to Xbox One backwards compatibility as they possibly can.

While Red Dead Redemption has been removed from the store and there is no way to download it, we do know from a Microsoft rep that they are currently testing it for backwards compatibility and it should officially launch soon.

If you have managed to download and install Red Dead Redemption, let us know about your experience with it in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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