The day when Xbox One users can play Red Dead Redemption on their current generation consoles is finally here! That's the good news. The bad news is it appears there are so many people trying to purchase the game that Microsoft's online store is having problems handling the load.
Red Dead Redemption has long been one of the most popular games its developer, Rockstar Games, has every churned out. That popularity level is even that high when being compared to games long on the Xbox One and PS4 such as Grand Theft Auto V. The title has gained more of a following every year, largely in part because there has never been a follow-up title.
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Luckily for fans of Red Dead Redemption who played the game on the Xbox 360 but couldn't play it on their Xbox One, the game went backwards compatible on Friday. The move comes after months of speculation, especially after the title showed up on the backwards compatible list in what was a bit of a mistake by the firm.
Microsoft clearly had a decent idea of the popularity of the title, as Larry Hyrb, otherwise known as Major Nelson, announced Red Dead Redemption was becoming backwards compatible on July 5, days ahead of the launch. Even better news for those excited by this revelation is the release coincides with Microsoft's massive summer sale, and the title was included as one of those deeply discounted.