Red Dead Redemption is finally getting the Xbox One backwards-compatibility treatment. Rockstar Games announced this week that Xbox One owners can start playing the smash-hit 2010 western shooting game on Friday.
All three Xbox 360 versions of the game, namely the standard, the Game of the Year and the Undead Nightmare Editions, can be ported on Xbox One beginning this Friday. Those who already have physical copies of the game don’t have to spend a single nickel to play them. They just simply have to insert the Xbox 360 disk on the latest-general console to start a new game.
Xbox One owners who don’t have the game yet can purchase its Xbox 360 version for $10.50 on Microsoft Store. Gold members can have the game at the much lower price point of $7.50.
Red Dead Redemption is just only of the many discounted titles offered on Microsoft’s yearly Ultimate Game Sale which runs from July 5 to July 11. You can head over to Major Nelson’s official blogsite to view the full list of heavily discounted Xbox One and Xbox 360 games.
Game Spot reported that sales of Red Dead Redemption and its Game of the Year Edition soared exponentially following Rockstar’s announcement this week.
Red Dead Redemption was previously the 1,093rd most popular video game on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list. But thanks to a 6329 percent sales increase, the game now sits at the 17th spot. Likewise, its Game of the Year Edition went from 712nd on the list to 36th, due to an 1877 percent jump in sales.
According to the official Xbox Feedback webpage, Red Dead Redemption is the third most requested game fans want play on Xbox One. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is at the top of the list with 179,000 votes while The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is in second place with 162,000 votes.