Happy Wars, one of the first free-to-play games on the Xbox 360 which has seen over 6 million copies downloaded, is coming to Xbox One. However, a system glitch pushed a Happy Wars Xbox One development version to live release status on the Xbox One game store before being pulled shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, for those who still play the Xbox 360 version and downloaded and launched the Xbox One version, the early release caused the Xbox 360 version to be unplayable.
Toylogic posted the following statement on their Facebook page regarding the issue:
URGENT NOTICE REGARDING THE MISTAKEN RELEASE OF HAPPY WARS for XBOX ONE
Greetings to all fans of Happy Wars and thanks for your great support.
Just now, a system glitch resulted in accidental early release of Happy Wars for Xbox One in the Xbox One Game Store.
IMPORTANT: Please note that after playing Happy Wars for Xbox One, the current version of Happy Wars for Xbox 360 will no longer be playable.
Official release of Happy Wars for Xbox One is planned in the near future, so please refrain from installing and running Happy Wars for Xbox One until that time.
The issue of Happy Wars for Xbox 360 becoming unplayable will be resolved by the next title update of Happy Wars for Xbox 360. However, if you have already installed and played Happy Wars for Xbox One, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you.
We will issue a further announcement regarding the official release date of Happy Wars for Xbox One, the official release date of the next title update of Happy Wars for Xbox 360, and information for users who may already have installed and played Happy Wars for Xbox One. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Once again, we understand that this has been a serious inconvenience for our users, and we sincerely apologize.
So if you’ve downloaded, but not yet played, the Xbox One version you’ll probably want to refrain from doing so until the official launch which is expected to be released later this month. Toylogic has also indicated that when the game does officially release, it will support cross-platform play between the two consoles as well as progress transfers.