Red Dead Redemption 2 Reviews: 9 Early Reactions You Need To Know

Florence Fletcher
October 26, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 promises to be the biggest game from the developer yet, which is saying something.

Just a few days to go, and this could be a (literal) game changer.


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However, Digital Foundry's findings run in the opposite direction for PS4 and Xbox One S: while PS4 sticks to your good ol' 1080p, the older Xbox One hardware can only manage 864p. Although we must warn you, there are potential spoilers in this article so read at your own discretion. Furthermore, draw distances and pop-in shouldn't vary noticeably between consoles. At points I present some dialogue snippets that impressed me, though I've been careful to avoid all story context outside of the intro of the game.

The PS4 Pro uses a reconstruction technique to scale the native 1,920 x 2,160 framebuffer up to 4K although the temporal anti-aliasing solution is said to "muddy the waters" a bit. Digital Foundry discovered that Red Dead actually runs slightly better on the Xbox One family of consoles - presumably due to a higher clock speed on the CPU.

"Despite its immediately apparent resolution advantage over PS4 Pro and its massive boost to pixel count over Xbox One S, the X also has a tangible performance advantage over every other version of the game". When installing the 89.195 GB required to play Red Dead Redemption 2, disc one contained 41.631 GB of the data and took us approximately 46 minutes to install in its entirety.

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