Red Dead Redemption 2 supports 4K and HDR on Xbox One X

A few days ago, Rockstar Games revealed Red Dead Redemption 2's long-awaited gameplay. While it was unclear what platform the footage was recorded from – as the same footage was shared by both console makers with varying button prompts – we now know more about the Xbox One X version. We reached out to Rockstar, but it seemed like the studio wasn't willing to comment on the enhancements Microsoft's new device would receive due to its marketing agreement with Sony.

Luckily, the list of Xbox One X Enhanced games on the Xbox website says Red Dead Redemption 2 is targeting "4K Ultra HD" and "HDR". Nier: Automata is the only major "AAA" game which utilizes checkerboard rendering on Xbox One X, but still offers a substantial boost over the PlayStation 4 Pro version. From what it seems, Red Dead Redemption 2 is most likely targeting native 4K resolution – or true 4K – on Xbox One X at 30 FPS. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. The developers at Rockstar should be able to further boost the graphics on Xbox One X due to its 1.8 teraflops advantage over the competition.

Red Dead Redemption 2 tells a personal story. After a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals or loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Red Dead Redemption 2 should launch on October 26, 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems.

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Asher Madan

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