In what should be no surprise whatsoever, a last-generation favorite, Rockstar’s old western tale about outlaw John Marston, Red Dead Redemption leads all vote-getters currently in the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Voting.
The open world action hit has a sizeable lead ahead of some major players like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Skyrim. Rounding out the top 10, the list is as follows:
- Red Dead Redemption
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Halo: Reach
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Gears of War 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Fallout 3
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Mass Effect 3
Once Backwards Compatibility arrives (targeted for this holiday season), those who had digital games will start to see them appear in their Xbox One library automatically. Those with physical discs will be allowed to download an Xbox One-compatible version of the game when after inserting the Xbox 360 disc, so hopefully you didn’t sell them all back. What titles will be included as part of the Backwards Compatibility system is simply up to developers and publishers approving them and Microsoft will do the rest, so even if Red Dead Redemption stays in the lead, unless Rockstar approves the title, Microsoft would not be able to enable it to play. Here’s hoping the majority of publishers and developers will approve everything.
Other notable titles high up in the voting include Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Batman: Arkham City.