Red Dead Redemption is out today on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and unsurprisingly it is a nice graphical upgrade to Rockstar Games’ 2010 action game.
As noted in a press release, Red Dead Redemption’s Switch and PlayStation ports get a bump in resolution. You can get up to 1080p resolution on the Switch and the base PS4, but if you are playing Red Dead Redemption on a PS4 Pro, or PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility, you can run the game in 4K resolution. Meanwhile, Red Dead Redemption runs at a framerate of 30 FPS across PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry notes that Red Dead Redemption’s Switch port runs at 1080p natively when you dock the console, but an extended in-depth analysis from the team is still in the works. The outlet did go in-depth on the PS4 port, noting that on Sony’s last-gen console, Red Dead Redemption looks smoother and cleaner compared to the Xbox One X and Series X counterparts, with the video and images the outlet provides showing the comparisons are clear as day.
One interesting tidbit Digital Foundry points out is the shadow quality, noting the Xbox versions have messier shadows than the PS4 version. However, the PS4 version still has some rough spots as it claims the original shadow filtering provides a “harsh look” in several scenes in the game. Not to mention the PS4 port is still locked at 30 frames per second, with the only way to achieve 60fps in the game being on a PC through emulation, as the first Red Dead Redemption is still not on PC.
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