Maybe don’t throw away your original Xbox discs just yet.
Earlier this year, Microsoft surprised pretty much everyone (and completely baffled rival Sony) by revealing plans to bring backwards compatibility to the Xbox One.
Spencer doesn’t necessarily want to invest the time, energy or money in remaking or relaunching these two titles, but he would like to see them come over to the current generation console using its new backwards compatibility functionality.
Spencer said, “Looks like you should hear some news this week”. I ask the backwards compatibility team this question a lot.
Backwards compatibility is now available on Xbox One for Preview Program members, with games such as Mass Effect and World of Keflings playable, but will roll out to everybody in November.
As for Red Dead Redemption, it’s one of the most-requested titles on the backwards compatibility voting page, second only to Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Asked about chances to see a sequel or port of the JRPG for Xbox 360, Spencer answered he would love to have it “first” compatible with Xbox One, together with Blue Dragon. For a full list of backwards compatible games, check out the official website.