Saddle up! Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360 can be played on the Xbox One

As promised, Rockstar Games' classic open world Wild West-themed action game Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360 can now be played on the Xbox One via its backwards compatibility feature.

The early reports on the game going live on the Xbox One started earlier this morning on Twitter, including from the official Xbox UK account:

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Earlier this week, Rockstar Games offered info on how to get Red Dead Redemption playable on the Xbox One:

If you already own any Xbox 360 disc-based version of Red Dead Redemption, you will just need to insert the disc into your Xbox One on Friday and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. If you have the digital version of the game on Xbox 360, it will automatically show up in the Ready to Install section on your Xbox One on Friday.

If for some reason you can't see the game download, or your console won't install the game from its disc, you should be able to get the game if you restart your Xbox One console.

Developed by Rockstar's San Diego studio and first released for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in 2010, Red Dead Redemption was an instant hit with both critics and in sales. The Xbox One can play the original game, the zombie-themed DLC Undead Nightmare and the Game of the Year edition. If you want to get the digital version, it's currently available at the discounted price of $7.49 for Xbox Live Gold members

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John Callaham