Red Dead Redemption was made backwards compatible on the Xbox One last weekend but was quickly taken down as news started spreading.
With Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption charting the most requested games for backwards compatibility, it appears that Red Dead Redemption was currently in test – and – thanks to a bug, was made available to everyone to download via the Xbox Live Marketplace. Other games that appeared to be available were Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
As the games was still in testing, they was not intended to be released to the public, which forced Microsoft to remove the backwards compatibility feature for these titles. Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live made a statement on Reddit regarding the ‘leaked games’:
“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.”
While these could be upcoming releases for the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility feature, we have no official word from Microsoft on whats to come.