Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:34pm 08/08/23 | 0 Comments
Although many fans, including us, were expecting a full-on remaster for the original Red Dead Redemption (2010) from Rockstar Games - it turns out that what was happening behind the scenes was a port of the previous PS3 and Xbox 360-only game to modern consoles the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The sad news, still no PC.
What about PS5? You're probably asking or thinking. Well, it'll work on the console thanks to backward compatibility - but it will be limited to the PlayStation 4 Pro presentation of 4K 30fps. What about Xbox One? You're probably also asking or thinking. Well, as the game has already been playable on all Xbox consoles via Xbox 360 backward compatibility for years, there's not much reason to port the game over.
Per the trailer below, this is a straight-up higher resolution port of the game with nothing new in way of visuals or textures - though it does arrive with the Undead Nightmare expansion as part of the rlease. What's remarkable is just how well it holds up visually—dated, sure, but still impressive to see in motion.
Experience the epic Western adventure Red Dead Redemption and its groundbreaking zombie-horror companion, Undead Nightmare, as both games come to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for the first time in a single package. In a new conversion by Double Eleven Studios, the Switch and PS4 versions bring the two classic experiences together again for both new players and original fans to enjoy across modern consoles, including backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 5.
One of the most critically acclaimed games of all time with over 170 Game of the Year Awards, Red Dead Redemption tells the story of former outlaw John Marston as he journeys across the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico to track down the last remaining members of the notorious Van der Linde Gang in a bid to save his family. Relive, or experience for the first time, the events immediately following the epic tale of honor and loyalty in the 2018 blockbuster Red Dead Redemption 2 as Marston hunts down his former friends and outlaws Bill Williamson, Javier Escuella, and his former gang leader, Dutch van der Linde as the era of the cowboy comes to its end.
Red Dead Redemption arrives on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on August 17, with a physical release coming in October.