Red Dead Redemption Comes to Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility on July 8

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Rockstar Games have announced that Red Dead Redemption is coming to Xbox One, via backwards compatibility.

The western-themed action game will be playable on Xbox One on July 8th, this Friday. If you own a copy of the Xbox 360 version of the game, you’ll be able to play it on your Xbox One – regardless of whichever version you own.

Finally, it’s worth reiterating that the game will be available for purchase directly on your Xbox One, via its Games Store.

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  1. Jack
    July 6, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    It’s a god damn shame they lost the development files

  2. djluke_1993
    July 6, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Wait what?

  3. Archbreaker
    July 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Oh damn. A lot of people have been asking for this. Now they just need to bring Black Ops II to the list.

  4. Jack
    July 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    for some reason all the development files got lost, i think it was a storm that did it

  5. Nagato
    July 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Guess that’s a confirmation this game won’t be getting a current gen re-release then.

    Was to be expected, really, with how the game’s source code was supposedly too much of a mess to even properly port it to PC in the first place.

  6. Malcolm_Ecks
    July 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    To be fair this game was barely held together code was. it and GTA 5 pushed the limits of the PS3/360 era. A PC port would be a lot of work. Our best bet is to see if its an Xbox Anywhere game and even then.

  7. scemar
    July 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    never getting a PC port EVER EVER

  8. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    July 6, 2016 at 7:27 pm


  9. Joe
    July 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Considering they were still patching this game last year (i.e. to remove Rockstar Social Club), I kind of doubt that.

  10. Joe
    July 6, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    The first decent reason to own an Xbox One? For a few dollars more?

  11. AI◎BA
    July 7, 2016 at 6:19 am

    New Red Dead game fucking when

  12. DrearierSpider
    July 7, 2016 at 10:27 am

    The backwards compatibility just emulates a 360, it hasn’t been recoded in any way. Xbox Anywhere games are new games utilizing UWP.

  13. DrearierSpider
    July 7, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Ya, I think the issue is that the source code is a complete mess, not that they lost files.

  14. DrearierSpider
    July 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Eh, tons of people like myself still have their 360 and a copy of this lying around. Plus X1 backwards compatibility generally doesn’t work great because the tablet CPU really isn’t fast enough for good emulation.

  15. TsukuyomiMagi99
    July 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Vesperia will come to the bone when Microsoft?

  16. Captain Manboobs
    Captain Manboobs
    July 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Probably never. The Rockstar crew blew all the money they made off of GTAV on cocaine and snorted all of it at once.

  17. AI◎BA
    July 8, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Yee, sounds like Rockstar