Microsoft has released a graphics patch for Red Dead Redemption (2010) on Xbox One. Originally released for the Xbox 360 console, the iconic Western video game can now be viewed in 4K resolution on the newer system. The critically-acclaimed game introduced a seminal figure to the Western genre; reformed outlaw John Marston. As that character, players set out across a fading Old West to track down your former gang, at the “request” of the US federal government.
On the Xbox 360, Red Dead Redemption was displayed at 720p (1280 x 720) resolution. The Microsoft upgrade now triples horizontal and vertical pixel counts to 4K (3840 x 2160). The original programming code for the Xbox 360 game is not modified with the enhancement. The one addition is a filter that smooths any edges not completely horizontal or vertical.
The gaming website Candyland has provided an effective video comparison between the original release of Red Dead Redemption and the Xbox One update:
A follow-up from Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption II, is set for an October 26th release. The story-line will be a prequel to that of the 2010 game. For further information on the upcoming game, see the railswestern.com link RDR2 UPDATE.
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