Happy Wars Accidentally Released, Pulled On Xbox One

by Jeff Cork on Apr 10, 2015 at 04:19 AM

The Xbox One version of the free-to-play combat game Happy Wars was inadvertently released early last night. It was quickly pulled from the Xbox Marketplace, but not before a number of players noticed and downloaded the game. The release also created a problem for long-time fans of the game, according to developer Toylogic.

Users who downloaded and played the Xbox One version can no longer play its Xbox 360 counterpart, according to a post on the Happy Wars Facebook page. "The issue of Happy Wars for Xbox 360 becoming unplayable will be resolved by the next title update of Happy Wars for Xbox 360," it says in part. "However, if you have already installed and played Happy Wars for Xbox One, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you."

Toylogic says details on the timing of that title update, as well as the official Xbox One release date, will be coming in another announcement. Some people have commented in the Facebook post that an April 24 release date was tagged to the game on Xbox's site. As of this writing, clicking on the Xbox One version of Happy Wars leads to an error message, likely an indication of its hasty removal. 

[Source: Happy Wars on Facebook, Eurogamer]


Our Take
This is a bummer for everyone involved. Obviously, the Xbox One game wasn't ready for release, as the game-breaking glitch demonstrates. You can't fault people for downloading something that popped up in the marketplace, either. While it may not be much consolation for affected players, it's good to see that Toylogic has immediately acknowledged the issue. Here's hoping that the fix is coming sooner than later.