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If you’re a canny NeoGAF trawler and Xbox One owner, you probably would’ve stumbled across a post this weekend, suggesting that Rockstar‘s Red Dead Redemption is available to play on Xbox One as a backwards compatible game. Well, yes, it was. But isn’t anymore.
Although gamers have downloaded the 2010 classic Western shooter and played the hell out of it this weekend, it wasn’t officially released by Microsoft or Rockstar. So the former pulled it from the roster.
Microsoft’s Larry Major Nelson Hyrb, took to Reddit to explain the move, and noted that the game is currently in a testing phase and was listed due to an error:
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 is one of the most requested games to make the backwards compatibility jump to the Xbox One, and clearly Microsoft is listening to its gamers.
— Jeffrey Grubb (@JeffGrubb) February 6, 2016
However, access is now stripped to the title, a game that some were noting was running “flawlessly.”
While we can’t imagine when Microsoft and Rockstar will release the title officially, all we can hope is that it’s not too far off judging by user experience and Microsoft’s work behind the scenes.