Red Dead Redemption sub-HD on PS3

CVG: Red Dead Redemption sports the same sub-HD resolution as its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 4, on the PlayStation 3.

The lower resolution results in a slightly less sharp image compared to its Xbox 360 brother, it's been claimed.

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Strange_Evil2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Boy it's gonna get hot in here...

Expected it to be the same as GTA4.... But it's upscaled well and the blurry look of GTA4 is not there... Won't even notice it if not for the pixel counting.

BeaArthur2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Yeah, seriously, take cover. I still don't care though, I'm picking up the PS3 version. I doubt I would notice enough of a difference to actually care.

raWfodog2654d ago

A bunch of games, many really, are sub-HD and still look great. I'm from the Atari 2600 era so there's really no bickering over pixels from my end. The game looks great on both consoles. Get the one that makes you happy, if you have a choice. Me, I'm going for the extra content on the PS3.

ryuzu2654d ago

Extra content wins in this case I think but even so, Sub-HD on PS3 isn't really acceptable anymore.

The trade off is that the GTA4 engine is ready now, so it's either get the game now and accept that engine's limitations, or wait for R* to produce a PS3 optimised engine.... Personally I'll take RDR now and see what they've managed to do with Agent.

Maybe Red Dead Revenge, or whatever will take more advantage of PS3's strong points.


GWAVE2654d ago

Sub-HD didn't mar Halo 3's "amazing graphics". At least, that's what fans would claim.

And technically, wasn't MGS4 sub-HD? I'm not sure if that is so, but MGS4 is still one of this gen's best-looking games.

Faztkiller2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Edit Sorry Double Post :(

Faztkiller2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Its not a big deal just like Alan wake isn't a big deal they might be sub-HD but still look great I'm getting the PS3 version for the exclusive content and Free online

EDIT Still disappointed in R* I would expect more from them

The_Count2654d ago

I have never criticised an Xbox 360 game for being Sub HD and I won't be doing it because it's on PS3. It still looks great and unless you com pare the two side by side on the same tv then I doubt it will be blatantly obvious.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl2654d ago

Basically I had this sub-HD debate confirmed a little less than 2 days ago... I love my PS3 to death, and hate Microsoft with a passion, but my comments about this game and 1152x640 added up 40 disagrees and 10 agrees... and almost losing my bubbles. (Used to have a LOT more)

The Sony Defense Force will quickly flame their own before surrendering to any negative news.

**** the comment section. I'm done.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Double Post.

BulletToothtony2654d ago

but it has happened before when a site says... is SUB HD and then the next day they say.. oh no wait.. it was a mistake.. it is 720p

It's just weird that they have already accomplished a 720p game on ps3 and why would they go lower now..

-Alpha2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

If this was the 360 version people would be gloating to hell and back about how the 360 is inferior. Remember Alan Wake? Halo 3?

I can't believe I'm actually seeing people "not care" as much now when it comes to RDR for the PS3 version. What a complete 180.

I hope this FINALLY shows people that it's not a big deal. I plan on getting this for the PS3 too, mostly because my friends will be on the PS3 version. I can care less for graphical superiority, and I do wish that the general audience would take that approach when it comes to graphics. So many games have managed so much outside of graphics. Halo 3 still has some of the best multiplayer this gen and MGS IV is still considered one of the best PS3 games. Both were sub-HD to my knowledge.

Personally, in terms of graphics, I am head-over-heels for the atmospheric landscape and terrain of RDR. I want to witness the snowy mountains and the orange deserts while venturing in the nature of the world. It sounds like a work of art.

Hotel_Moscow2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

alpha male it runs at mgs4 1024x768

the main reason why it doesnt effect ps3 users is because we know it can run high processing games at 720p

bloop2654d ago

What's the extra content?? I ordered it for the 360 without knowing this :(

mikeslemonade2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Told you so... Now didn't I say both versions would not be identical in that article yesterday. I was right and you were wrong HAHA.

I'm a PS3 zealot and this really sucks. The games graphics for both versions are not going to be that good to begin with. I really want that 720p. I want it on PS3 because of exclusive content, controller, and I have more friends. However 720p with a few friends on XBL and everyone has a Mic outweighs the PS3 version. Plus you can install the game into the 360 HDD to make the game even faster.

insomnium2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

"I can't believe I'm actually seeing people "not care" as much now when it comes to RDR for the PS3 version. What a complete 180."

Are you sure these are the SAME people who made a big deal out of AW? This is the biggest problem here. Generalizing the entire fanbase based on a few rotten apples. It really sounds mighty when you do that I mean it really helps your cause but there really is no truth in there is there? Who exactly made a 180? All of us?

shadow27972654d ago


You lost your bubbles when N4G was redesigned, not because of some comment you made. The Max number of bubbles I've seen is 4.

HolyOrangeCows2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

LOL, I do believe he means "1152x640"

Still getting the PS3 version for the extra content, just like I did with B:AA.
Inb4 someone misinformed that thinks that the extra content is only the costume.

insomnium2653d ago

You people are retarded. What is there to disagree with? Do share....

lowcarb2653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

You 100 percent correct. I don't think for one second the entire PS3 360 fanbase are fanboys hating at every turn. These one sided people online spreading fud are the biggest f up's in gaming history. Once again I will never trust review sites without trying it out myself. For all we know the differences are so little you can barely even tell its sub hd.

Immortal Kaim2653d ago

I think fanboys on both sides can learn something from this. PS3 fanboys have been ridiculing Alan Wake and Splinter Cell for the last month for being sub-HD, now does it really matter if the game is great? 360 fanboys better not start trying to rub this in and make out that this is a huge deal, because you guys were saying it didn't matter with AW and SCC... You guys already makes yourselves look silly with your ignorance, don't add hypocrite to your resume :)

It isn't really a big deal, the game for all intents and purposes is fantastic, lower resolution doesn't change that.

Darkfocus2653d ago

quote from the article

"Moreover, since we've yet to have official confirmation from Rockstar, it's just a rumour for now, and more importantly - who cares?"

Anon19742653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

Not taking anything away from the games but the reason they're taking so much heat is that for over a year now the forums have been filled with fans falling all over themselves about how Splinter Cell, Alan Wake or the both of them would be raising the graphical bar, putting everything else to shame. I mean, look at those screen shots! Look at them!

On and on it went before either game had even seen the light of day. I personally was beginning to think that Alan Wake was the second coming of Christ. A nail in the coffin for the PS3 beast and it's graphically superior exclusives.

I've seen this game play out again and again with some 360 fans and every single time when whatever graphical marvel on the 360 is finally released that's supposed to prove, once and for all, that the 360 has what it takes - the games do no such thing. And we're seeing this happen all over again with Halo: Reach. I'm buying Halo: Reach because I've always been a big Halo fan, but I'm not holding my breath that it's going to look as stunning as Uncharted or God of War.

So cut some PS3 fans some slack for gloating a little that neither of these two releases turned out to be the graphical showcases that all new games will be judged by. If certain people hadn't hyped it up for so long or made all the bold graphical claims they did prior to each game's release they would have released, been recognized as good games and that would have been the end of it.

Bodyboarder_VGamer2653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

Calm down people, RDR it's just a multiplat game while Halo, Alan Wake and SC:C were all exclusive games that supposedly took advantage of of the much simpler/easier to code X360. And since when multiplat games have been known to take advantage of the PS3 hardware anyway?

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MiamiACR2654d ago

Exactly, and really guys guys are really whining about that when this is possibly the best western game ever made and all that matters is which console got 720p or not? Come on guys does that really even come into consideration when you think about purchasing this game?

Shaman2654d ago

Its not really possibly best western game,its THE best western game EVER,and quite possibly one of the best open games off all time.Believe,its that good.

MiamiACR2654d ago

I'm trying not to hype myself up that much Shaman, RDR will be in my mailbox in a few hours....thanks for confirming it's the best western of all time, been waiting for one of these. Gun was one of my favorites on the old Xbox.

booni32654d ago

r u down talking bayonetta? get em outta here....

avengers19782654d ago

That's funny game informer didn't say a thing about any differences in the game. I'm playing on the PS3 and it looks pretty damn amazing to me. Oh, well I guess the people 4 xbox will have something to brag about for a couple days.

adlt2653d ago

I got my copy for the PS3 today and it was awesome, graphics are fine to my eyes (which are pretty picky) the gameplay has me HOOKED.

Hellsvacancy2654d ago

I aint even got a HD Tele (yet) so i doubt ill notice any differences, not that i care, i only own a PS3 so no sh|t wot console im buyin it for

Care wait

HQLocated1112654d ago

I'll wait for the lens of truth comparison before I say anything.