The popular hit Red Dead Redemption will be getting a second-life on Xbox One this week. Rockstar Games, the developers behind the classic open-world western, announced that the title will be available on Xbox One via backward compatibility beginning on Friday, July 8th.
The open-world title was an enormous hit with fans, many of whom are still hoping for a follow-up release from the studio. According to Rockstar, 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 owned on the previous generation of Xbox. So load up your pistols and get your poker-face on, it’s time to settle the west once again.
Those editions included the classic Red Dead Redemption game, Undead Nightmare and the Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition. If you are a little younger and never played the game, or simply missed it, the game will also be available to purchase on Friday from the Games Store on Xbox One.
The game originally released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles back in May 2010. The title is actually a follow-up installment to the popular Red Dead franchise, the first being the 2004 hit Red Dead Revolver. The game follows outlaw John Marston as he hopes to reconnect with wife and son after they are taken by the American Government. Marston’s family is being held as collateral to ensure his participation in bringing in outlaws and his former gang. The title offers a large open-world map, tons of mini-games and a pretty fantastic storyline, more than enough to help you through the summer gaming season.