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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People are always playing early, does it really matter for this game? I mean really?


Kind of a bummer, but I'm staying well clear. Can't risk breaking the code of conduct.


Unless theyve updated it since a few monyhs ago rdr online has gone to s**t they took the animals away from the online other than the horses (obviously) which was one of the best things about this game. Used to go cougar den and catch loads of jokes running from them cougars


Hmm... this is fair enough. I'll defs be playing this game once it comes out


Cant wait to play this man, I remember when it first came out! Hunting the bears lol


Can't wait to play this game to be honest, also want to see skate 3 added ;)


Silly kids. Can't wait to play!


lol this is great. I cant wait to play though


It's their own fault lmao


Can't wait to play it! There were some good memories on this game, and to be on next gen will be a throw back!