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Red Dead Redemption


 

Normally when older games are brought back through emulation or backward compatibility, the technology used to offer that experience results in some minor (or, at times, not so minor) issues that weren?t present in the original version of the game.

However, something very interesting has happened with Red Dead Redemption?s addition to the Xbox One backward compatibility library: the game now runs better than it originally did on the Xbox 360.

In this new video from the tech reviewers at DigitalFoundry, we see that the game consistently achieves a higher framerate when played on the Xbox One versus the Xbox 360. Not only that, the video points out that some other elements have been improved as well, such as a reduction in the screen tearing that was present the first time around.

While these improvements aren?t anywhere near the level of a full remastering of the game, this is still a great benefit for those who are itching to go back and give the game another go?or, perhaps, play it for the first time. Microsoft?s efforts on Xbox 360 backward compatibility have already been fantastic, but this is another aspect to the option that?ll no doubt make fans happy.

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About Mollie L Patterson

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.

Red Dead Redemption gets a big improvement on the Xbox One

The Good, the Bad, and the Not-as-ugly-framerate

By Mollie L Patterson | 07/8/2016 01:59 PM PT

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Normally when older games are brought back through emulation or backward compatibility, the technology used to offer that experience results in some minor (or, at times, not so minor) issues that weren?t present in the original version of the game.

However, something very interesting has happened with Red Dead Redemption?s addition to the Xbox One backward compatibility library: the game now runs better than it originally did on the Xbox 360.

In this new video from the tech reviewers at DigitalFoundry, we see that the game consistently achieves a higher framerate when played on the Xbox One versus the Xbox 360. Not only that, the video points out that some other elements have been improved as well, such as a reduction in the screen tearing that was present the first time around.

While these improvements aren?t anywhere near the level of a full remastering of the game, this is still a great benefit for those who are itching to go back and give the game another go?or, perhaps, play it for the first time. Microsoft?s efforts on Xbox 360 backward compatibility have already been fantastic, but this is another aspect to the option that?ll no doubt make fans happy.

Read More


About Mollie L Patterson

view all posts

Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.