Microsoft warns against playing Red Dead Redemption early on Xbox One

Yesterday, it was discovered that not only is Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption coming to Xbox One via the system's backward compatibility feature, but that it was actually already playable.

Though not officially announced or supported, Xbox LIVE users found that they could actually download the Xbox One version early and play it in certain instances. Similar to the Left 4 Dead situation, all you had to do was find someone following the game to access the Red Dead Redemption page for Xbox One, and if you already owned the game digitally for Xbox 360, you are able to download and play it.

While that may or may not still work, Microsoft warns against it. Responding to a user, Microsoft said access Red Dead Redemption in its current state may be a violation of the Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct.

Xbox LIVE's Code of Conduct states explicitly states that you should not "play a game before it has been authorized for play on the service."

Some on NeoGAF who were previously able to download the game early are now reporting it fails to launch on Xbox One. However, apparently it's still playable offline, though you can't save your game.

Neither Microsoft nor Rockstar have yet to officially announced the game's availability on Xbox One via backward compatibility, but seeing as how it's playable, I imagine official confirmation is coming soon. Last month Microsoft announced a change in the way they announce new backward compatibility games. Rather than waiting until a set monthly launch date to reveal and release a fresh batch of titles, Microsoft will instead release backward compatible games as they become ready and available.

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Man, they better hurry and announce it then.


There are so many games that I am really hyped for, and this is 100% one of those games!!


ITA I wish they remastered the game with better graphics

Considering the game was released in 2010. The graphics are perfectly fine.


They most likely won't be banning people for this. It was their error and people didn't know it wasn't supposed to be out yet


Major Nelson announced the game was available by mistake and that it, along with other titles were being tested and were not going to be available to play just yet. Only thing he said was stay tuned. It's no longer playable.


I don't believe you should get banned for an error on Microsoft's part.


I dont even have it digitally, so welp


I wish they remastered the game with better graphics


Lol can you get banned for this


Not really suprised but at least we know for sure it will release at some point.