Red Dead Redemption headed to Xbox One backwards compatibility on July 8

Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption (Image credit: Rockstar Games)

It's finally happening: Red Dead Redemption, one of the most popular games of the Xbox 360 era, is finally being added to the Xbox One's list of backwards compatible titles. The open world western will officially be added to the list of backwards compatible games this Friday, July 8, allowing those who own the Xbox 360 title to play on their Xbox One.

If you're unfamiliar with Red Dead Redemption, the game was released in 2010 from the folks at Rockstar — the same studio behind the iconic Grand Theft Auto series. You take on the role of a gunslinger in the wild west, adventuring through an open world on horseback or on foot in a quest to track down members of your old gang and bring them to justice.

If you already own Red Dead Redemption, you should be good to start playing the game on your Xbox One on July 8. However, if you're interested in picking the game up, you can currently grab it on the Xbox Store for $10.49, or $7.49 if you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.

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