It’s finally coming, Red Dead Redemption is finally set to land on Xbox One thanks to Backwards Compatibility later this week!
Rockstar Games has finally let the proverbial cat out of the bag and have announced that the Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption will now be compatible on the Xbox One on Friday, July 8.
“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),” the studio announced in a blog post.
In addition, those who are yet to actually own the game can do so by purchasing a copy of the game via the Xbox Games Store this Friday.
The game has been one of the most requested titles to come to Backwards Compatibility since it was announced at E3 in June 2015, since then the game briefly appeared on the Xbox One only to be taken down almost immediately.
It’s definitely a popular title too, since Rockstar announced the news last night the game has seen a surge in sales according to Amazon, who has seen a raise of over 5,000% in sales on the standard edition of the game, and over 1,000% on the Game of the Year edition. This caused the game to rise up to position 18 in Amazon’s sales charts, from 989.
It comes as no surprise too considering Amazon have copies of the game going for £16.99. It’s currently unknown how much the game will cost digitally from the Xbox Game Store.
Following this news, speculation has arisen suggesting that Rockstar may be preparing to announce a sequel to the game, which has been rumoured for a long time.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.