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E3 2015: RED DEAD REDEMPTION LEADING XBOX ONE BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY VOTE

Mon 22nd Jun 2015 - 2:07am : Gaming

Rockstar Games’ highly successful and critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption is leading the vote for the Xbox 360 games that fans most want to see enabled for play on Xbox One.

The extremely popular open-world Western is some distance ahead of juggernauts like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Halo: Reach right now.

Microsoft revealed the Xbox One’s upcoming new backwards compatibility functionality during its E3 press conference earlier this week, confirming Xbox One will support backwards compatibility with over 100 selected Xbox 360 games by this holiday season.

Digitally purchased games will start showing up automatically in your game library. Retail Xbox 360 discs won't work natively with the Xbox One, but rather will permit you to download an Xbox One-compatible version of your game when inserted. Microsoft noted that developers and publishers simply need to approve what titles work with backwards compatibility and Microsoft will take care of it. Rockstar will need to sign-off on Red Dead Redemption’s Xbox One compatibility before Microsoft could enable it to function.

Microsoft has since clarified that Xbox One owners will be able to play older titles online with gamers who own an Xbox 360, but Xbox 360 Kinect games and games that require bespoke Xbox 360 peripherals won't work.

Microsoft has invited fans to suggest the Xbox 360 game they would most like to see function on Xbox One here. New games will be added to the roster every month and there is no additional cost to users to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

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