Red Dead Redemption Is Now Backwards Compatible On The Xbox One; Here’s How To Play It

Phir Spencer Announces Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Feature

Red Dead Redemption appears to be the latest game that has been added to the backwards compatibility list for the Xbox One. While this game hasn’t been officially confirmed for the backwards compatibility, several users are reporting that the game can be downloaded and played on the Xbox One.

Microsoft has now changed the way they will share updates regarding new games for backwards compatibility which means that instead of a set of games to be announced every month for backwards compatibility, they will add new games to the backwards compatibility once they are finalized. We are beginning to see the result of it slowly as first Left 4 Dead 2 was added to the backwards compatibility and now games like Red Dead Redemption, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night can be downloaded and played on the Xbox One.

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While there is no official way to buy and download this game on the Xbox One, it appears to be playable if you use the a method that was also used with Left 4 Dead 2 and other early backwards compatible game. Basically this method requires you to follow a Xbox Live user with the game added to his profile (Red Dead Redemption, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, more) and then view his profile and view what he follows. You should be able to find the required game there and if you own it digitally, you can download it. You need to keep in mind that you will have to own the digital version of the game in order to play it on the Xbox One as retail copies won’t work for now.

Red Dead Redemption is a critically and commercially successful game from Rockstar Games, the developers of the famous Grand Theft Auto series. It was released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.