Red Dead Redemption Will Officially Be Backwards Compatible On Xbox One This Friday

Red Dead Redemption Will Officially Be Backwards Compatible On Xbox One This Friday

Back in February, Red Dead Redemption quietly became backwards compatible on Xbox One. It was later removed by Microsoft, who claimed it was part of a “test” that wasn’t meant to be released publicly. Soon, though, everyone will get a chance to revisit one of Rockstar’s best games. Xbox’s Major Nelson revealed the game’s return to backwards compatibility on Twitter today. The game will be turned on this Friday (possibly Saturday in Australia, depending upon the time it goes online).

Given that rumours about a sequel have circulated for years, dare we hope today’s news is the first step towards that game finally showing up?

Oh, and while you’re at it, Rockstar, release the original game on PC!


  • Disappointed it wasn’t part of a bigger Red Dead 3 announcement at E3. Still, I’ve been enjoying back compat titles slightly more than the recent AAAs, so this is a good chance to do some cheevo collecting.

  • Awesome news to wake up to! It’s the only 360 game I still have sitting around after trading the console in.

    Should keep me entertained until No Man’s Sky!

  • I played and finished this game on both PS3 and 360, can I please have a PC port now? It’s the only way to truly do that game justice.

      Currently on sale.

      Rockstar PR says it’ll go live on the console store on Friday (probably Saturday for us)
      Today we’re happy to announce that Red Dead Redemption will be released as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backward Compatibility program this coming Friday, July 8th.
      Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 owner will be able to play the game directly on their Xbox One, regardless of which version of the game they own (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition). And for those who have yet to experience it, the game will be available to purchase on Friday from the Games Store on Xbox One.
      Stay tuned to the Newswire for more details.

  • I managed to get this when it was available before they pulled it, but can only play it offline.
    glad it’s finally coming out.

  • Does anyone know exactly what time it’ll become backwards compatible?


  • This is such sweet news to hear, i think the GTAV servers are going to get quiter and RDR servers is going to be busier

  • We’ll get Red Dead Remastered before we get a sequel.

    Which is fine by me as long as there is a PC version… and possibly an Online mode like GTA V.

  • Neat, might actually get around to playing it now. I didn’t pick it up until well after release on 360 and didn’t have time for it.

  • The only RDR news I want to hear is a PC release. Excellent games like this should not be restricted to peasants only.

    • It’s funny though.
      While you’re off being holier than thou, I’m just sitting here enjoying said excellent games 😉

  • Oh hell yes! One of the best games I’ve ever played. Can’t wait to revisit the world of John Marston!

    Hopefully there’s folks playing multiplayer as well as that was always a blast!

  • They’ve gone and made all the multiplayer DLC packs free on the 360 store also! The only paid add-on now is Undead Nightmare!

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