In a surprising move, Rockstar Games quietly rolled out an update for the PlayStation 4 version of the original Red Dead Redemption, enhancing its performance on the PlayStation 5. The 2010 open-world Western classic made its way to the PS4 and Switch in August, but fans were left disappointed as it could only run at 30fps on those platforms. However, it seems the winds of change have finally blown through the Wild West.
Red Dead Redemption’s 60fps Update
The recent patch, labelled as 1.03, brings a much-welcomed change for PS5 owners. They can now enjoy the title at a buttery-smooth 60 frames per second when playing in backward compatibility mode. It’s a game-changer for those who own the latest Sony console and want to experience the Old West in all its glory.
The update isn’t just about framerate, though. Rockstar also introduced some quality-of-life improvements alongside the performance boost. Players now have the option to enable subtitles right from the get-go. Additionally, the patch includes various bug fixes and general enhancements that contribute to an overall improved gaming experience.
An Undead Value
Despite the excitement surrounding the update, it’s worth noting that Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, faced criticism for charging $50 for a game that’s over a decade old, without significant upgrades like 4K visuals or a faster framerate. Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, defended the pricing by highlighting the inclusion of the “Undead Nightmare” DLC, which adds around six hours of gameplay and is considered a great standalone experience.
Physical Release on the Horizon
While the digital version of Red Dead Redemption has been available for PS4 and Switch since August, the physical edition is set to arrive on October 13. Fortunately, those who opt for the boxed version and play it on their PS5 consoles will enjoy the silky-smooth 60fps experience right from the start.
Hopes for Red Dead Redemption on PC
As of now, Red Dead Redemption 2 is already available on PC, offering players stunning visuals and modding possibilities. However, it’s the original Red Dead Redemption that has yet to make its way to PC. A PC release for this classic title would be a dream come true for many gamers.