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[Update] Red Dead Redemption Is Now Playable On Xbox One Through Backward Compatibility

by Mike Futter on Jul 08, 2016 at 04:23 AM

Update: Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is now playable on Xbox One through the system's backward compatibility functionality. In order to play it on your Xbox One, you must either insert your Xbox 360 disc or download a digital copy of the game through the "Ready to Install" tab on your Xbox One's "My Games" section. If you don't own Red Dead Redemption, a digital copy of the game is currently on sale for $10.49 (or $7.49 if you're an Xbox Live Gold member) through Xbox's digital storefront. In addition, all of the multiplayer DLC is currently free.

Original Story (July 5, 2016 @ 1:10 p.m.):

You’ll be able to return to Red Dead Redemption’s sweeping vistas later this week. The cowboy adventure will be available on Xbox One via backward compatibility.

The functionality will go live on Friday, July 8. In February, Rockstar’s open-world game was temporarily playable via the backward compatibility service. When it goes live, the service will support the base game, the Undead Nightmare expansion, and the Game of the Year edition. 

The title currently sits at the third most requested backward compatible game, behind Call of Duty: Black Ops II and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Fans have been hopeful that Rockstar is working on a sequel, though nothing has yet been announced.