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Red Dead Redemption will finally be backward compatible with Xbox One

Time to saddle up

Red Dead Redemption is the next game to join the Xbox One backward compatibility library, publisher Rockstar Games announced. Owners of the Western-based action title on Xbox 360 will be able to play it on their Xbox Ones this Friday, July 8.

"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 studio said.

Those who don't currently own any version of the game on disc will be able to purchase a digital download of Red Dead Redemption from the Xbox Games Store this Friday.

Fans have clamored for the title since backward compatibility was first announced in June 2015. A glitch briefly made the Xbox 360 game playable on Microsoft's newer hardware earlier this year. Microsoft later apologized for the episode, explaining that the brief window of playability was due to an emulation test.

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