Red Dead Redemption fans waiting for an XBox One version are going to have to wait a little bit longer. But in the meantime, it looks like the XBox 360 version is about to be added to the XBox One Backward Compatibility Program — which means that owners of the 360 version will be able to play it on the newer console. NeoGaf noticed it first, but Red Dead Redemption, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 are listed in an Xbox Live user’s game list.
Red Dead Redemption is available to those who own the game digitally. However, it does require some navigation to download the game. It should be noted it isn’t clear if the process of downloading the game is a violation of Microsoft’s Terms of Service.Distributors Take-Two Interactive revealed last November that the only reason they don’t release games like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto every year is to help build anticipation and demand, so it’s unlikely they’re burning the midnight oil working on a new XBox One version.
According to IGN, a handful of other games have also been added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program, including Counter-Strike: GO, Soulcalibur, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Players must own the game digitally in order to download them.
For now, the only hope for Red Dead Redemption coming to XBox One is through the BCP.