'Red Dead Redemption 2' Update: An Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Candidate With Bleak Future

By Staff Reporter , Updated Jun 22, 2016 07:38 AM EDT

After all the news, rumors, spoilers and fuss about "Red Dead Redemption 2" unable to secure a spot in the Xbox One backwards compatibility feature, fans are becoming more impatient. At the recent E3 2016, gamers somehow expected Microsoft to announce the "Red Dead Redemption 2" on the Xbox One, but nothing came; even in the context of making a spoiler alert.

Now, fans can finally rest their eager minds on why the game hasn't made it to the backwards-compatible game as Gamerant reveals exactly the reason why it's so hard to get "Red Dead" on the next-gen console. Apparently, licensing issues have everything to do with the game unable to get to the popular Xbox feature. Microsoft's program manager, Richard Irving said in an interview, "After the technological breakthrough that got backwards compatibility working, the next step was to figure out how to license all this content, originally released on Xbox 360, for Xbox One... publishers have cut very specific deals on some of that content."

It can be noted that "Red Dead Redemption 2" was previously spotted on the Xbox One Store and at the time, it was also a playable title. With several players aiming at the game and being able to access it online, the following day turned out to be a huge disappointment and a much rather dreamy idea as the game surprisingly disappeared from the Xbox One Store.

Was it deliberately pulled out from the list, unfortunately, that was the case. Larry Hryb, Xbox Live director of programming took to Reddit his apologies by the brief mishap saying "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.

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