Red Dead Redemption Coming to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility This Week


Go back to the Wild West when Red Dead Redemption becomes playable on Xbox One this Friday.

The Grand Theft Auto games are some of the best-selling of all time, but Rockstar’s most-loved game might be Red Dead Redemption. The Wild West tale of outlaw-turned-family man John Marston was a huge hit when it was released in May of 2010.

If you’ve been itching to replay Marston’s story, but couldn’t bother dragging out your Xbox 360, you’re in luck: Rockstar announced today that the game will hit the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program this Friday, July 8. That means you’ll be able to play RDR on Xbox One if you own the 360 version (that includes Undead Nightmare and the Game of the Year Edition), and if you don’t, you can buy the game on the Xbox One Store.

This is welcome news for fans of the game, as it was briefly backwards compatible in February before Microsoft announced it was in error, and the game was pulled. The backwards compatible release comes as speculation has swirled about a sequel to Red Dead Redemption being announced this year. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about what games they’re working on in the near future.

Now if we could just convince Rockstar to make it a Xbox Play Anywhere title, we could finally get that PC version we’ve always wanted.

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