It’s been alluded to for many weeks now, but it seems that, finally, Xbox owners can play Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One backwards compatibility. The game’s entry into the service had been teased and rumored for many weeks alongside rumors of Red Dead Redemption 2, but Rockstar confirmed on their Twitter that the game will be added Friday.
Red Dead Redemption remains one of Rockstar’s most distinctive and critically-acclaimed games as it told the tragic story of John Marston, a former outlaw blackmailed by the federal government into hunting down his former gang in exchange for clemency and his family’s safety. Along the way he gets wrapped up in things like murder investigations, robberies, quests from strangers, and a civil war in Mexico.
The game’s expansive world, plot, realism, and gameplay all helped to grab the attention of critics, and it’s been hailed as one of the best games on the Xbox 360.
Adding Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One backwards compatibility adds yet another classic game to the service, which includes games like Bioshock, Bayonetta, Just Cause 2, and more. There are over 180 games available on the service right now.
While there wasn’t any news of a Red Dead Redemption sequel at E3 2016 despite the hopes of many, the possibility of traveling the deserts of the Old West, either by yourself or with a posse in multiplayer, may tide some of us over.
You can even participate in games against your posse or against another group, in various events ranging from races across Texas to shootouts, and even (hopefully) the Undead Nightmare scenario of holding off ever-increasing waves of zombies.
Not to mention, if you never got the opportunity to play through John Marston’s story, now’s the perfect chance, especially at the relatively cheap costs of backwards compatibility games.
If you’re really willing to get Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One backwards compatibility, don’t worry. You don’t have long to wait.