We don’t know if it was the massive requesting, or if hell has frozen over, but many Xbox gamers will be rejoicing as Rockstar Games has tweeted a very welcome piece of information. That’s right: Red Dead Redemption is coming to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program on July 8th!
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) July 5, 2016
Red Dead Redemption has pretty much been in the top three most requested Xbox 360 games that gamers wanted added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, behind Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Skyrim. Of course given the announcement at E3 of a remastered Skyrim for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, there’s a very good chance we won’t be seeing it join the program.
As for Red Dead Redemption, you’ll be able to play the game directly on your Xbox One on July 8th regardless of which version of the game you own. This includes the original Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare, and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition, and if you’ve yet to purchase it, it will also be available to purchase from the Xbox One games store on Friday. Currently priced at $10.49 ($7.49 for Xbox Live Gold members) for a digital copy, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be snagging yourself a copy and picking up the free content packs as well.
If there’s a game you’d like to see come to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, be sure to go request or vote for it on the Xbox forums!
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