Red Dead Redemption already runs faster on Xenia than on Xbox 360 with almost perfect graphics

DSOGaming writes: "Last week, we informed you about Xenia, the best emulator for Xbox 360, running Red Dead Redemption. While that version of the X360 emulator was able to run the game, it was filled with some awful vegetation glitches. Fast forward a week though and here we are with a newer version that can run the game better and has those vegetation issues fixed."

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XxExacutionerxX32d ago

Rockstar could have gotten money for this being on pc, I will never understand gaming companies. Good job to the people who did this, beats the Xbox One X verison.

Zerobalance32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Does it? How so? RDR runs at 4K 30 on the 1X. Plus it is free if you already own the disc.

Bane3532d ago

RDR looks so good in 4k on xbox one x

XxExacutionerxX32d ago

First it Runs at 4K 60 FPS, Second, it’s not free if you bought the disk to begin with to play it on Xbox One X. Third, you miss the point completely, because people can simply download the game online and play it on pc now, FOR FREE
Meaning Rockstar doesn’

letsa_go32d ago

It's free, you just gotta pay for it first!

Chaos-Dad32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

PC -> 60 FPS
XOne X -> 30 FPS....
so... whats your problem @Zero? the PC Version here is better than the X Version.

shaggy230332d ago


So your saying people should pirate a video game?

Remind me again what people on this very said about video game piracy? oh ye, that was it "pirating is ok because people download a game and then eventually buy it if they like it"

kevnb31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

@shaggy2303 why assume everyone is pirating it on pc? Millions had a 360 last gen and went ps4 this gen, and many of these people would like to revisit this game (which they own) with nicer graphics and a better frame rate.

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nick13b32d ago

exacutioner is a misinformed fool. clearly owns a ps 4 that cant even do 4k haha what a bitch

fyiir2332d ago

He's not knowledgeable lol

anonymousfan32d ago

he is speaking bullshit about Xenia beating the XOX but he has a point about Rockstar being a little funny about this I mean... why not release it on PC? (I have the game on X360 I just feel my PC gamer friends missed out)

XxExacutionerxX32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

You’ve missed the point as well. Please pray that Crackdown 3 is a good game these year, otherwise your Xbox One X is going to get really dusty this year as well as last year....and the year before....wait when did halo 5 come out? Oh i forgot about it, just like every other forgettable Xbox One exclusive past present and future. Enjoy your quote “very old games that get you through the year when Microsoft doesn’t make any exclusives” in 4K feature on Xbox One X

bluefox75532d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Except he's right and you're wrong. It's a last gen game, and X can only do 30fps? Let me simplify it for you: 60fps is better than 30fps. You're also wrong about pro, it can do 4k. It doesn't do it every time, but neither does the X. Imagine bragging about running last gen games in 4k at 30fps, lol.

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Kryptix32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

According to the latest video, it now hits 60fps.

Disagree all you want, but technically, it does beat the Xbox One X version.

Want to give this a try, hope to see texture packs.

Chaos-Dad32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Xbox Fanboys... they dont see 60FPS ^^

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BioNeo31d ago

It jumps from 15fps to 60fps. Please watch the entire video before providing false information.

VariantAEC30d ago

If a near constant 32FPS with random spikes to 45 or 50FPS is what the kids call 60FPS these days.

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WilliamSheridan32d ago

Yeah, and the PC you run it on only costs 3 times an Xbox X! Great bargain!

-volt-31d ago

How's that paying to play online working out for you.

cigi31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

The video shows the game running at 720P

matt13931d ago

60fps with massive dips, it's very unstable. Of course a stable 4k30 is better than this stuttering mess. You must be trolling at this point. If they can eventually make it to run at a locked 60 with few dips, then it will be very good!

starchild31d ago

Yeah but you can always cap it at a stable 30fps if consistency is more important to you. The emulator will also continue to improve and a stable 60fps will be attainable soon enough.

cigi31d ago

The video shows the game running at 720P, fps all over the place - I saw it low to 19 FPS!!!

It is a 1080Ti and 8700K
So what the fuck are people talking about - omg.

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DaDrunkenJester32d ago

"Red Dead Redemption already runs faster on Xenia than on Xbox 360 with almost perfect graphics"

What do you mean "Already"... the game has been out since freakin 2010. Also the 1X version upgrades it to 4k anyway. The headline should read "Red Dead Redemption runs faster on Xenia than on Xbox 360 with almost perfect graphics on a computer 9 years later".

Wooooow what an achievement lol

NovusTerminus32d ago

Two things, you are heavily undercutting the level of work that goes in to emulation. Yeah, companies with full unhindered access to the source code of a game can port it faster, emulation developers have to crack the encryption and then start with no tools to make everything work.

Second they are saying the Xenia emulator is already running faster then RPCS3 which is a PS3 emulator that has been in the works for a while, so it is impressive that Xenia has already caught up to and passed it.

nucky6432d ago

wouldn't it have been simpler to just play the game 10 years ago?

NovusTerminus32d ago

I mean, that's what I did... But not everyone had the option, or just couldn't justify spending the money on a console for a single game.

But I still understand why they are doing it, and admire the work they put in to making this work.

DaDrunkenJester32d ago

I'd assume you'd just buy a 360/ps3 at that point. Why spend 10 years of your life emulating a game when you could have bought a damn console and played it.

NovusTerminus32d ago

A emulator is about more then that, firstly I'm sure this guy has not spent 10 years working on it.

Mostly a working emulator can help play rare games, like Tenchu Z for example. Limited physical release and no digital release so as time goes by it will be harder to find the game, things like that are what emulation are most useful for, they tend to start with hard to run games to better optimize the emulator in question.

Giblet_Head32d ago (Edited 32d ago )


Of course. For example I bought and played it on my PS3 at release. Would I play it again on my PS3 at it's lower resolution when I now have the option to play it at a higher one with improved framerate? Lol. No.

DaDrunkenJester32d ago

Novus, who would want to play Tenchu Z ever again? Or in general? Man that game was garbage and a slap to what Tenchu is or was.

starchild31d ago (Edited 31d ago )


It's interesting you bring up Tenchu Z since that's one of the main games I want to play again. I loved that game and sunk countless hours into it.


Tenchu Z was surprisingly fun once I got over how different it was. Obviously, it didn't have Rikimaru, Ayame, Tatsumaru or other characters from the previous games, and it didn't have as structured a narrative, but mechanically and gameplay-wise it was a big improvement over the previous games in the series. The customization of your character was a lot of fun too.

To each their own. But Tenchu Z and Red Dead Redemption 2 are two of the 360 games I want to return to.


Well, a lot of people have already played these games, but that doesn't mean that we wouldn't like to return to them with better graphics and framerates than the original. Plus, in many cases the original hardware we owned is broken and this is a way for these games to live on. What's wrong with that? Isn't that what backwards compatibility is for? I mean, are you going to take the same stance if the next PlayStation and Xbox have backwards compatibility?

VariantAEC30d ago

RPCS3 is older but PS3 hardware is harder to emulate. The PS3 works the opposite way most games are generally developed with many more GPU related functions occurring on the CPU rather than the GPU.
The developers of this PC emulator need to circumvent these odd PS3 processing characteristics and that takes more time.

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OffRoadKing32d ago

Because we're all looking for "almost perfect" graphics.

ZwVw32d ago

How's the online functionality?

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