Are you mourning the lack of cowboy simulations available on the Xbox One? Well, you can rejoice, because as of this Friday, July 8th, Red Dead Redemption will be available as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program.
What does this mean? If you owned Red Dead Redemption on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to play it on your Xbox One. It doesn’t even matter which version of the game you own. The base game, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition, all will translate just fine. If you don’t own the game already, it will be available for purchase through the Game Store. The plus side is that it’s part of the on-going promotion Xbox is having.
What’s that? You’ve never played Red Dead Redemption? RDR is an open world game set in the Old West, in a similar style to Grand Theft Auto. There’s a great story thread that runs through the game, but you are free to run around and do whatever you like, including tracking down criminals for bounties, hunting animals and gambling in town.