Red Dead Redemption Pulled from Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft has pulled Red Dead Redemption from Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, issuing an apology for the error.

Red Dead Redemption is one of the most requested games for the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program. People love the game, which was why many celebrated when the digital version Red Dead Redemption popped up on Xbox One’s Xbox Live service. Alas, this was too good to be true.

Microsoft has since removed Red Dead Redemption, and issued an apology. Major Nelson took to Reddit with the apology, stating that it was an error that caused Red Dead to show up on Xbox Live.

“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.”

Red Dead Redemption was not the only Xbox 360 game to show up. Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 were all erroneously put up, and taken down. However, none have the anticipation and excitement of Red Dead Redemption. Despite being nearly six years old, Red Dead is still considered one of the best games ever made. The game has sold over 14 million copies, and fans hope that a sequel is right around the corner. Adding the game to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program could make that wait a whole lot easier.