Red Dead Redemption, the much requested game for Xbox Backward Compatibility is – hooray – now available on Xbox Backward Compatibility. Rockstar have finally joined the B/C programme. Once again, we can join John Marston and his quest for vengeance while exploring what the Wild West has to offer.
I say “we” but I really mean “you” as I have never played the game. I have heard so much about it though and at a bargain £6.49 digital download from the Xbox Store it was too good to miss. Not to mention that it comes with Undead Nightmare and a pile of free DLC.
Over the course of the next few weeks I will be finding out what the fuss is all about and I really can’t wait.
What makes me even happier is that Rockstar now seem to be on board with Backward Compatibility and hopefully more titles will become available. Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, Grand Theft Auto 4, Max Payne 3 and my own personal favourite LA Noire would be welcome additions to the programme.
I think the Backward Compatibility programme has been a stoke of genius. Returning gamers like myself now have the chance to experience Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Alan Wake, Mass Effect, Borderlands, Call of Duty: Black Ops. The list is continuing to grow and I can hardly keep up.
So the release of Red Dead Redemption gives me real hope for Backward Compatibility in the future. Now, let’s see what all the fuss is about.