You might have noticed that this last weekend, Rockstar’s open-world, gun-slinging cowboy adventure Red Dead Redemption popped up as a backwards compatibility title for the Xbox One. It wasn’t the only Xbox 360 title that suddenly appeared; Halo Wars, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night all cropped up as BC titles.
They’re all gone now, but many Xbox One owners were able to purchase or download the titles via a little workaround – information of which was widely shared this last weekend. Microsoft has since responded to the appearance of the titles.
Speaking on Reddit, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson said that the appearance of Red Dead Redemption and the other titles was 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 remains the most requested backwards compatibility title from the Xbox 360’s catalogue. It looks like the title’s appearance over this last weekend was premature, but it’s coming.