The Xbox One has been getting a stream of great games with backwards compatibility since it was announced, and now the next title added to the program will be Red Dead Redemption. Major Nelson tweeted today that the critically acclaimed game from Rockstar would become backwards compatible as of this Friday, July 8.
— \ Larry Hryb \ (@majornelson) July 5, 2016
Red Dead Redemption follows the story of John Marston, a former outlaw forced away from his family by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The only way for Marston to return to his family, is to help the government track down his former outlaw allies. The game released back in 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, garnering critical praise across the board for its dramatic storytelling, fascinating characters and expansive open world. Red Dead Redemption also received multiple game of the year awards from many different outlets.
If you already own the game digitally on Xbox 36o, you can find the it in your “Ready to Install” section of the Xbox One home menu. If you own the game physically, you can just insert the disc into your Xbox One and install the data. To see a full list of backwards compatible titles, check out Major Nelson’s blog here.
What do you think about Red Dead Redemption coming to Xbox One? Are you excited to jump back into the Wild West, or will you be playing the story of John Marston for the first time? Leave a comment below and let us know.