Red Dead Redemption Reportedly Playable On Xbox One

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Currently number three on the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility wish list, it appears that Red Dead Redemption is now playable on the Xbox One for those that own the game digitally. Screenshots first appeared last night on NeoGAF, and those screenshots also included a couple showing that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 are also playable — although none of the three have been officially announced and according to Xbox Support you may be violating the Code of Conduct should you use one of the many workarounds to play the games.

Physical copies of these games don’t work yet, but if they’re accessible digitally, then it can only be a matter of time before they are officially announced. While Microsoft was releasing Xbox One Backward Compatibility updates once a month, they announced with the list of new Backward Compatible games last month that they would be releasing games as they are ready and available to be played.


The process to get the games mentioned above working sounds like a bit of a pain, but Gamespot has confirmed it works, although they have also mentioned that some people who were able to play it before can no longer do so. NOTE: if you choose to follow the steps below, you are doing so at your own risk of violating the Xbox Code of Conduct.

  1. Find someone following Red Dead Redemption. With the New Xbox One Experience, players can follow specific games for direct updates. Simply look up an Xbox One user on your console and check his or her followed games.
  2. On doing so, you can download the game from the Red Dead Redemption page on the Xbox One if you already own it digitally.
  3. If you don’t own it digitally, you can buy it from the Xbox website and proceed to download it from the Red Dead Redemption page on the Xbox One.

Have you been able to get Red Dead Redemption playing on your Xbox One? Are you excited that it’s finally coming to the Backward Compatibility program? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook — and don’t forget to check out the full list of Xbox One Backward Compatible games.

  Source: NeoGAF  Source: Gamespot

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