Red Dead Redemption 2 looks and plays best on Xbox One X

From Digital Foundry: "PlayStation 4 - and latterly, PS4 Pro - have taken centre-stage in Red Dead Redemption 2's pre-release marketing campaign, meaning we have a pretty decent idea of how Rockstar's latest epic presents on Sony hardware. Today, we can discuss the Xbox One versions of the game, and the key takeaway is this: if you're looking for the very best RDR2 experience, Xbox One X is the go-to platform for this game. Rockstar's stunning technological achievement runs at native 4K on the X, and also delivers the smoothest performance. Bearing in mind just how far Rockstar is pushing current-gen hardware, that's a stunning achievement."

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DarkVoyager1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

“Rockstar's stunning technological achievement runs at native 4K on the X, and also delivers the smoothest performance. Bearing in mind just how far Rockstar is pushing current-gen hardware, that's a stunning achievement.”

A game of this scale running at native 4K? Rockstar are wizards.

Only downside is cutscenes where both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X struggle to run at a locked 30fps.

christocolus1798d ago

They sure did a great job.

Digital Foundry "But really, to see this phenomenal game at its absolute best, Xbox One X is the platform of choice - and by quite a considerable margin."

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christocolus1798d ago

Well... DF did their analysis. That is what the result says.

Lmao xD

Neonridr1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

@Master of Unlocking - perhaps to the naked eye. Obviously these comparisons only matter if you were to say have both running side by side and at the end of the day the Pro version is still looking fantastic. But it is a considerable margin. Think about how many extra pixels the One X version is pushing over the Pro. Sure it might not make a huge difference to your eyes at the end of the day, but under the hood obviously a lot more is being done. To sit there and say it's not a considerable margin sounds like fanboyism. Just accept it and move on, it still looks great on the Pro.

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bouzebbal1798d ago

hahaha where have you been all this time?
....of course power matters, huh?

fiveby91798d ago

I own both an X1x and a Pro. I chose the Pro for RDR2 for the additional content. Sure the X1x is a great console hardware wise but I want to play *all* the content. So higher resolution is not enough of a reason to buy it there. If that's all you have is an XB, then I guess play it there....

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So you are choosing a considerably worse performing version of the game for 30 day early access to a special horse, gun and outfit??? LOL, I’m starting to question whether you actually own both

ssmilloy361798d ago

Im not buying a pro.
I'm not buying a s
I'm not buying a x

zahdab1798d ago

Tbh owning xbox one x and having rebought many games from ps4 to xbxo i fail to see the difference in many instances ... in their videos they zoom in to portion of the screen to highlight diffrences ... coz u cant notice from a distance

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MattE1798d ago

To think that what's looks like the best game of this gen looks and plays better on an Xbox Console.. Amazing..

DrumBeat1798d ago

Agreed. Those side-by-sides really show the difference in image quality between X and Pro, and the X makes the Pro look kinda muddy, really. Native 4K on the X. Rockstar really are rock stars.

Obscure_Observer1798d ago

Awesome news! Xbox One X is the ULTIMATE console! I never though that native 4K for Red Dead Redemption 2 running on the X was possible!

Great Job Phil Spencer and Xbox Team!

Xbox One X owners are in for a treat! :)

darthv721798d ago

It seems to me that those who say resolution 'doesnt' matter with this game also seem like the ones who said it 'did' with other games even before the pro and x were announced.

I remember the plethora of 1080p vs 900p comparisons a few years ago.

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MattE1798d ago


Mate, the PS4 exclusive content is some clothing and a saddle

darthv721798d ago

I thought I read somewhere that if you have RDR for 360 on the xbo that it adds something to the RDR2 game. Course it may just have been a rumor, but you never know with Rockstar and little easter eggs.

Skull5211798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

I think we all knew Xbox One X would have the far superior version, though some of us didn’t want to admit it. I’ll be playing tonight the second it is unlocked and on the most powerful console in the world, the Xbox One X, which happens to run native 4K and at a more stable frame rate. I’d love to know more but I’m waiting until I’ve conquered the game to watch this because I don’t want anything spoiled. I’m certain DF just hurt a lot of people’s feelings with this analysis today.

Ceaser98573611798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )


"So you are choosing a considerably worse performing version of the game"

Totally agree with DF but Worse? Nobody said that... So stop lying.. X performs better because Better hardware doesn't mean Pro is worse.. Almost all the reviews are done on the Pro.. And the everyone praised how good its looking. Certainly it will look better on the X but Worse. Not at all..
I hear the Base Xbox runs ta game at 860p ? Is that's true than that's what you call WORSE..

sprinterboy1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Shame only about 3% are gamers with a X?
Great job by rockstar though and kudos to all platforms wether it be ps4 base, slim, one s, Pro or X.

starchild1798d ago

I'll be playing it on my PS4 Pro, but the XB1X version looks and runs better and is no doubt the way I would go if I had an XB1X. Still annoyed that Rockstar is not releasing it for PC. Although I'm sure they will release it later and will get some of us to double dip.

trouble_bubble1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Guys are surprised fiveby9 would play this on PS4? profiles and comments show some of you -happily- choosing to main on 720p - 900p before Nov 7 2017. You didn’t care then. So why should he care now? What changed Nov 7 2017 that made y’all hypocrites

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Jinger1798d ago

While it certainly won't sway any ps4 user to buy and Xbox One X. It is nice to see a company that isn't shooting for parity even though Sony has Marketing and content rights. The fact that it runs in Native and still offers better performance just shows that the X is obviously the better hardware. But we already knew that. Unfortunately until MS starts pushing more 1st party software it's not going to sway heads with 3rd party games alone.

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iplay1up21798d ago

I don't want to play on a system, that sounds like a plane taking off during demanding areas. This game is going to make the PRO run loud! The X is whisper quite.

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BenRC011798d ago

I massively regret buying my X, if it wasn't for Forza it would be utterly irrelevant.

rainslacker1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

You know, despite people accusing me of being a rampant PS fan boy sometimes, and me sometimes accusing you of being a rampant Xbox fan boy, I actually agree with every part of your comment.

Hope everyone has fun with the game no matter where they play it, because ultimately, that is what matters.:)

Jinger1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )


And honestly all the footage we saw up until now was only on the PS4 Pro and it still looks phenomenal. Either way it's going to be a stunner and a great game and I think everyone benefits from Rockstars hard work.

Edit: And really the only reason why I'm labelled an Xbox Fanboy on here is because you're either a die hard Sony fan who doesn't say anything negative about the console or its games or you're an Xbox Fanboy. There is no inbetween on here lol no one cares that I have a PS4 Pro and PSVR and my top games this gen are Spider-Man and Bloodborne. Hell, some people are convinced I don't even have a PS4 or played Spider-Man because I was criticizing the the Black Cat DLC...

darthv721798d ago

Same here Jinger... same here. I'm more neutral than people think but it doesnt stop them from labeling me one way or the other. I can and do enjoy both ps4 and xbo.

rainslacker1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

I've found, when it comes to non-console war stuff, like just games that aren't exclusive, or general stuff going around the industry or community, I do tend to agree with some of the accused fan boys more often than I disagree with them. I may like different games than they do, or not care as much about some things going around, but its easier to see their point of view when they aren't seemingly talking about a game through what appears to be a double standard or certain-colored glasses. Given the games I know a lot of people seem to like and talk up, I can't see why they often have such harsh things to say about games on other systems they don't have a preference for when those games are exclusive.

That kind of things tends to make people look like fan boys, because they seem to place an unbalanced criteria on what they like about those games. Kind of like the opposite of a free pass I guess. Personally, I actually think MS generally makes good games, but not all their games are good, so I just say what I think, and I get accused as a fan boy when I say bad things about games which I actually think aren't worth much praise.

Anyhow, I'm impressed with what R* has achieved based on what I've read in the comment section so far. I still want to read the article, but it appears after I got home, that Eurogamer is down. Part of me hopes it's not some DDoS attack because some people are too sensitive. I always think it sucks when crap like that happens and distracts from actual achievements from the developers who deserve praise.

andibandit1797d ago (Edited 1797d ago )

Im actually contemplating buying a xb1x for this.

Only have a standard ps4 atm.

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Orionsangel1798d ago

Most have standard consoles though and it runs 1080p on PS4. While it runs 864p on Xbox One. The clear choice is Intellivision.

DarkVoyager1798d ago

Xbox has not only has a massive resolution advantage...

Xbox 1X - 8,294,400 pixels
PS4 Pro - 4,147,200 pixels

But it also performs better than PS4 Pro.

I’m torn if I should just cancel my PS4 Pro bundle and instead get an Xbox One X with RDR2. This is too big of a difference to ignore. Especially on what is likely the best game of this generation.

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MagUk1798d ago

I think that last part of your comment should read.

Only downside is one cutscenes where both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X struggle to run at a locked 30fps.