One of the biggest releases of August just got an awesome upgrade – fans are wowed with gaming improvements

AFTER being caught up in gaming history for a long time, one of the greatest games of all time has arrived on more platforms.

While yesterday only Xbox players could try it via backwards compatibility, now Nintendo and PlayStation fans can join in too.

Red Dead is available on more platforms than ever before.


Red Dead is available on more platforms than ever before.Photo credit: Rockstar Games

Yesterday (August 17) Red Dead Redemption was released for PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.

This is more of a simple port than a remaster or remake, but there are some notable upgrades for new fans.

On the Xbox Series X, despite the fact that the Xbox 360 version is running, the resolution can still reach 2160p.

While the Xbox Series S caps this at 1440p, that’s still a significant improvement over the original version.

The new PS4 and PS5 versions offer similar upgrades to the PS3 version and also allow for 2160p output.

However, the main difference between the Xbox and PlayStation versions is the number of graphics options available.

With upgrades like anti-aliasing, it’s possible to get a very sharp image when playing Red Dead Redemption on PS5.

As expected, the resolution on the Nintendo Switch is lower, but still hits the system’s maximum output of 720p in handheld and 1080p in docked mode.

Still, Red Dead Redemption runs surprisingly well on the Switch given the hardware limitations.

Testing ran into some crashing issues where we got stuck on the loading screen.

This usually happened after long gaming sessions, and with the auto-save feature, not much progress was lost.

The main problem with the Switch is that in handheld mode it can be difficult to spot the enemies and quite difficult to know where to aim.

Overall, the PlayStation version seems to be the best option for playing Red Dead Redemption, but it also costs £15 ($20) more.

It’s up to you whether the improved graphics are worth it for you.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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