Red Dead Redemption rides again via Xbox One backwards compatibility

Xbox One owners who have made regular use of its backwards compatibility feature have been clamoring for Rockstar Games’ stable of titles to be available through the feature ever since it was first announced. Today, we’re learning the publisher’s open-world western, Red Dead Redemption, is not only coming to the Xbox One through backwards compatibility, but you can play it right now, as long as you follow some steps to access it.

According to NeoGAF users, all you’ll need to do is search for the gamertag “rockohoward.” Once you find that user, proceed to view their profile and find Red Dead Redemption. Once you do, you can install the game onto your Xbox One, that is as long as you own the digital version of the game in the past.

Red Dead Redemption isn’t the only game to have been preemptively released as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 are also available to download using the same method mentioned above. If you own either of those titles, then you should also go ahead and download those as well.

This isn't the first time an Xbox One backwards compatible game had been made available prior to Microsoft's official announcement. Fable III was one game to be made available prior to its official release, and while we recently were made aware Left 4 Dead 2 can be downloaded, Microsoft has yet to officially make it available.

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