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Is Red Dead Redemption any better on Xbox One?

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Now that you can replay it on the current console, should you?

Red Dead Redemption is now playable on Xbox One, thanks to today’s backward compatibility update. Is the Xbox 360 classic worth replaying on the newer hardware? In a video from Digital Foundry, a side-by-side comparison reveals that Rockstar’s Western action game benefits from the Xbox One’s upgrades.

The biggest reason why is a smoother framerate. On Xbox One, Red Dead Redemption runs at a consistent 30 frames-per-second, while the original Xbox 360 game occasionally dipped into the mid-20s. It’s not a major difference, but a notable one nonetheless.

Otherwise, the game looks mostly the same from a visual perspective. That should please those who loved the original and are looking to replay it on Microsoft’s current console. Players who have yet to try out the game should do so on Xbox One, based off Digital Foundry’s findings.

Red Dead Redemption and its DLC are available digitally from the Xbox Marketplace, all of which work on Xbox One. Much of the DLC is currently available for free, and the game itself is on sale.


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