Red Dead Redemption added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is the latest addition to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program, the game’s publisher has announced.

The open world, western action-adventure joins the likes of Alan WakeCall of Duty: Black Ops and Halo: Reach on the service, which launched in November 2015.

Posting on their website, Rockstar Games said: “Today we’re happy to announce that Red Dead Redemption will be released as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backward Compatibility program this coming Friday, July 8th, 2016.”

The post continued: “Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 owner will be able to play the game directly on their Xbox One, regardless of which version of the game they own (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition).

“And for those who have yet to experience it, the game will be available to purchase on Friday from the Games Store on Xbox One.”

Following the announcement, sales of the Xbox 360 title have risen by over 6,000%, with sales of the Game of the Year Edition up by over 2,000%.

Back in 2010, the title received 85% in the Console Monster review for its beautiful presentation and vast exploration options.

Source: VG24/7