It's since been superseded by several Call of Duty games, but for a while, Rockstar's cowboy masterpiece was the most requested game for Xbox One backwards compatibility (opens in new tab). It looks like the tens of thousands who put their votes behind John Marston are about to get their reward.
As pointed out by Eurogamer (opens in new tab), those who'd bought Red Dead Redemption as a digital download were briefly able to install and play it on their Xbox Ones over the weekend (by following a cheeky little workaround). After a few hours, the game was taken down, with Major Nelson taking to Twitter to explain the mistake:
All 360 games are tested through an emulator for quality. Due to an error, games in test were temp avail. Apologies https://t.co/pyANPhdRxjFebruary 7, 2016
Now, testing doesn't guarantee that the game is definitely coming - although reports from those who managed to play the game suggest that it was working pretty smoothly - nor does it guarantee that it's coming any time soon (Rockstar might choose to release it when they have something new to bundle it with, for example). That said, it seems pretty safe to say that it's very much on the agenda.
As are some other games: players were able to gain access to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Halo Wars, Left 4 Dead 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 over the weekend. That's quite the line-up.
With backwards compatible games now coming when they're ready (opens in new tab), rather than on a monthly schedule, we'll likely see one or all of these simply pop up one day, like a lone ranger on the horizon. Keep a watch.
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