STATES CHRONICLE – It has been almost six years and two months since Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption was released. It was one of the games that, among other amazing things, served as a reminder to PC gamers that there is such a thing as an awesome console-only release.
Yes, Take-Two Interactive’s distributed Red Dead Redemption was exclusively available on the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360. The protagonist, John Marston, looked exceptionally well defined on either console, thanks to the RAGE engine, as well as some great design from Rockstar.
In 2010 and 2011, the critics loved it. It was called one of the best game of the seventh console generation. Red Dead Redemption received awards for Game of the Year, for its graphics, for its design, for its story development, and for its music.
Red Dead Returns
In 2016, thanks to Microsoft’s Xbox One backwards compatibility feature, John Marston has returned. But is he still as good as he was six years ago? Obviously.
While other companies are remastering two or three-year-old games, Red Dead Redemption does not need a visual remaster, or a remake. It runs flawlessly on the Xbox One without a glitch in sight.
The Rockstar San Diego team deserves all the praise for making a game which is still impeccable half a decade and one console generation later.
The only issue discovered in more than half a game was a minimalistic frame-rate drop in the starting areas which had a lot of combatants. That issue was present in the original game as well and it is probably there due to a coding error.
Using a masterpiece like Red Dead Redemption was quite the brilliant marketing scheme from Microsoft. With one of the best games to be released in the past six years as its headliner, Xbox One’s backwards-compatibility feature is going to be seeing a lot of popularity.
Also in regards to popularity, Red Dead Redemption’s popularity on Amazon spiked by over six percent in the last week.
With such an increase in popularity, Rockstar Games might be motivated to make a third title in the Red Dead series for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Considering that they have released each title during a different generation, it would be only fair.
Apart from Red Dead Redemption, what other titles are you excited about replaying on the Xbox One through the backwards-compatibility feature?
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