Back in August of 2023, fans of Red Dead Redemption were able to play the classic Rockstar game set in the Old West on modern consoles. However, at the time, the rerelease of the game was heavily criticized for lacking features that would’ve justified anyone repurchasing it. For some, it felt like a waste of money despite loving Red Dead Redemption so much. But a new update for PlayStation 5 may have addressed the concerns Red Dead fans had about the rerelease.
The latest update for Red Dead Redemption went live on October 4th, 2023 for PlayStation 5 owners. The biggest addition with the 1.03 update allows the game to run at a smooth 60 frames per second. Beyond that, there’s nothing else really different about the game. It’s still a $50 rerelease of a Rockstar Games classic open-world experience. For some, that’s more than enough to dive back into the old west and start trotting along. Only now, they’ll be able to do so at a much higher framerate than what was available on launch.
The release of Red Dead Redemption was originally on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2010. It was the sequel to Red Dead Revolver and the precursor to a sequel titled Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With the rerelease on more recent consoles, some changes were made that didn’t sit well with fans. Outside of the original game’s multiplayer modes not being present, Red Dead Redemption was only able to run at 30FPS when it came out for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game sold at $50 digitally, with a physical version of the game that will be available for everyone on October 13th.
The new update only affects the PlayStation 5 version of the game, which is basically a PS4 game running through backward compatibility on PS5. As of now, there are no other plans for any additional features that will affect or change the game whatsoever. But if you’re a fan of Red Dead and want to relive the fun you had playing the game back in the day, you at least have the option to do so now in 60 FPS. It might not be the best way to experience Red Dead Redemption, but it gets the job done.
What do you think about Red Dead Redemption getting a 60FPS update on PlayStation 5? Should there be other features added to the game since it’s a rerelease? Did you play the original Red Dead Redemption on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3? Tell us your thoughts about everything in the comment section down below!
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