Over the weekend, Red Dead Redemption and other Xbox 360 games leaked for Xbox One in error.
This weekend, Xbox One owners who owned a digital copy of the Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night , and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 were briefly able to access their games on their next-gen console. Reports on the new games joining the list of backwards compatible games quickly sprung up, but Microsoft revealed that these games were not available. In fact, Microsoft's Xbox Support team warned, "Playing a game before it's been authorized to play on the service is against the Code of Conduct."
After discovering the leak and patching it, Microsoft apologized for the inconvenience. "Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our [backwards compatibility] emulator to ensure a quality experience across a breadth of titles," Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said on Reddit. "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." On Twitter, he added, "All 360 games are tested through an emulator for quality. Due to an error, games in test were temp avail. Apologies." Red Dead Redemption and the other leaked games may make it to Xbox One eventually, but users will have to wait for the official launch or boot up their Xbox 360s to play the games.
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