‘Red Dead Redemption’ Latest News & Update: Smoother Performance Noted On Xbox One? New DLCs Are Coming Too?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Jul 09, 2016 10:47 AM EDT
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“Red Dead Redemption” is a classic game that is best associated with the Xbox 360 game console. But thanks to Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility program, the western-action video game can also be played on the Xbox One.

Seeing that the Xbox One is the improved game console at the moment for Microsoft, hearing that “Red Dead Redemption” is performing better is only to be expected. With higher specs and improved display resolution performance, most issues encountered by gamers on the Xbox 360 should be minimal or none.

Digital Foundry backs this up thanks to a test they carried out for “Red Dead Redemption” on the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. You can check out that video below.

Almost perfect on the Xbox One

As reported by Game Spot, Digital Foundry found that “Red Dead Redemption” maintained a better frame rate over the Xbox 360. It does best at 30 fps and only drops during instances such as farm shootouts which occur early in the game.

Though not perfect, the performance is considered a whole lot better than how “Red Dead Redemption” performed on the Xbox 360.

Not all games improve in the Backwards Compatibility program

While it was stressed earlier on in this article that old games made compatible to the Xbox One would likely perform better, the case does not hold true for all games.

Not all Xbox One backwards compatibility games perform better like “Red Dead Redemption”, likely attributed to the manner to which a game has been re-programmed.

Justifies the sudden sales rating spike

With the improved game play, such somehow justifies an earlier post that “Red Dead Redemption” has been seeing a boost in sales rankings over at Amazon.

“Red Dead Redemption” and the “Red Dead Redemption” Game of the Year edition have been a huge hit since being included in the backwards compatibility program, noting a huge 6,329% increase in sales per Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list.

Take note that the jump was in reference to ‘rankings’ and not ‘physical sales’. It technically refers to a game that is highly recommended rather than a game that has seen new purchases.

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