From the early days when backwards compatibility for Xbox One was just a prospect, Microsoft had an online voting system asking the gamers which Xbox 360 games they would like to see on Xbox One. Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption featured strongly and hasn’t yet become a permanent fixture for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility.
Currently over a hundred games are available and with two Xbox 360 games being added to Games with Gold each month the list is still growing. It would seem Red Dead’s chances of making the cut have been given a big boost after it briefly appeared on the Xbox One marketplace over the weekend.
Whist it was available, Xbox One owners who owned a digital copy of the Xbox 360 version were able to download and play Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Xbox’s Major Nelson commented on a Reddit post:
“Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience across a breadth of titles,”
“Due to an error, some of the games currently in test were accidentally made available. We have since removed access to those games, and apologise for any confusion this may have caused.”
Despite Red Dead Redemption being released by accident to the gaming public, we can hold high hopes in seeing John Marston shoot his way through the Wild West once again on Xbox One, albeit an emulated version… It’s just a case of when.