Red Dead Redemption, the open-world western from the publisher of Grand Theft Auto, will become backwards compatible on Xbox One on Friday, July 8th. The game was originally published on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010.
Backwards compatible is game industry jargon for allowing the owners of a video game designed for an older console to play it on a newer one. In this case, if you purchased and still own Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360, you will be able to play it on the Xbox One, no matter which version you originally bought — the original, Undead Nightmare, or Game of the Year Edition. Red Dead Redemption will also be available on the Xbox One Game Store.
The backwards compatible update for Red Dead Redemption may be promotion for a long rumored but unannounced sequel. A reveal was expected for this year’s E3 games conference. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick described Red Dead as a "permanent franchise" in 2014.