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Red Dead Redemption To Get Xbox One X Enhanced

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Microsoft is strengthening its Xbox ecosystem by bringing Xbox One X upgrades not only to native Xbox One games, but the Xbox 360 games which have been made available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility.

And Rockstar’s masterpiece, Red Dead Redemption, is among the first of these titles to receive the honors.

Red Dead Redemption, released in 2010, was available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title has been a console exclusive ever since, having been made available to stream via the PlayStation Now service or to be played on any Xbox One console thanks to the backwards compatibility program.

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The enhancement doesn’t bring sweeping graphical changes, so don’t expect Red Dead Redemption to look like a game released this year – just wait for Red Dead Redemption 2 to fill that niche – since that would require extensive work on the in-game assets that isn’t feasible.

However, the game has received 4K support, and all the necessary tweaks to make sure the visuals are not negatively impacted by the upscaling.

A few other backwards compatible games are also getting the enhancement and a large batch of Xbox 360 classics are now being added to the backwards compatible catalogue, including a number of Star Wars titles.

While being able to play Red Dead Redemption at 4K provided you have the necessary hardware sounds like a great deal, there is a catch fo the fans.

While the possibility of some kind of RDR remaster has always been slim, we’ve been holding out hope for Rockstar going back to pretty up the game for the current generation. Red Dead Redemption was a graphical masterpiece upon launch and still looks great today, but visual tech has advanced a lot in 8 years.

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With this visual enhancement for the Xbox One X, the game already runs at 4K without a remaster. Many fans combined the hope of a remaster with the hope for a PC port, however with PS Now streaming, even that box has been technically ticked. So basically, on paper, we’ve run out of reasons to even make a remaster.

Oh well, guess it’s time to invest in an Xbox One X and 4K TV, right?

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I know it may be frowned upon but at least we also have rpcs3 in development...so PC not out of the running yet for a non-streamed version.

I like that Microsoft has gone this route with backwards compatibility, I may need to seriously consider their console in favour of the PS4 when the time comes later this year.

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1 hour ago, Jamesie said:

I know it may be frowned upon but at least we also have rpcs3 in development...so PC not out of the running yet for a non-streamed version.

I like that Microsoft has gone through route with backwards compatibility, I may need to seriously consider their console in favour of the PS4 when the time comes later this year.

Some of the Xbox exclusives have me interested also TBH

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This is pretty cool. I didn't expect games like this or any older games in general to catch a second wind on the newer consoles. 

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The more I see stuff like this happening, the more I have hope of seeing it come out on PC. If you are willing to up-res the game for current consoles, just take it all the way and put the damn game on PC already! 

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Undead nightmare also cracking away on the Xbox One X:

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Well, we've put the expansion through the grinder and the good news is that the excellent performance level seen on the standard RDR translates entirely to the Undead Nightmare too. Remarkably, this means that the game outperforms the standard Xbox One back-compat game in taxing scenes, while comprehensively besting the frame-rates in equivalent scenes on original 360 hardware.

 

 

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I know they can't do this for all games but I think this is a wake-up call for devs. Some games may be worth enhancing for newer/current consoles. 

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On 4/17/2018 at 7:06 PM, GatoNegro said:

I know they can't do this for all games but I think this is a wake-up call for devs. Some games may be worth enhancing for newer/current consoles. 

I'm sure many have been considered but a lot of games lose value after a few years. Only diehard fans even still play RDR. Not sure it would be worth it for most older games.

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Anyone have a comparison video or is it too soon? I would love to see what the 2010 version looks like compared to now. 

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