Red Dead Redemption joins Xbox One backward compatibility stable

Rockstar Games has confirmed the classic open world western Red Dead Redemption will be available to play on the Xbox One console from Friday 8 July.

The title joins the growing array of Xbox 360 originals available through the new-gen machine’s backward compatibility feature.

Red Dead Redemption has been a fixture near the top of gamers’ wish lists since Microsoft began asking Xbox One owners which older games they’d like to play on the new system.

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),” the publisher wrote in a statement.

See also: Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Which games can I play?

Those who’ve purchased the disc version of the game will be able to insert it into the Xbox One to trigger the download.

Gamers who own a digital copy will see it automatically appear available for download.

Those who’ve yet to buy it will also be able to purchase it from the Xbox Store.

The release comes after Microsoft accidentally released it on Xbox One as part of a test earlier this year.

Let’s hope the backward compatibility release heralds some news on the rumoured Red Dead 2.