Red Dead Redemption Runs At Better Frame Rate On Xbox One, Screen Tearing Removed

Rockstar Games has finally released Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox One backwards compatibility. This game was originally leaked at the start of the backwards compatibility program but was quickly taken down by Microsoft.

Red Dead Redemption is one of the most requested game by fans and knowing the demand, it looks like Microsoft has worked hard on the emulation of the game on Xbox One to make sure that majority of the issues that were part of the original Xbox 360 version are removed for this Xbox One backwards compatibility release.


Digital Foundry has done an extensive frame rate analysis of the new game and has concluded that the game now runs at a mostly solid 30 fps on the Xbox One compared to the original Xbox 360, where it used to drop frame rate during some of the key moments and cutscenes.

According to their video, the lowest recorded frame rate for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 is around 20 fps and that was for an extended time. Meanwhile the Xbox One version drops to 26 fps on its lowest at one point but retains mostly solid 30 fps, even at points where the Xbox 360 version dropped to 20 fps. This is in addition to the removal of screen tearing which was still present in the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Red Dead Redemption is currently a part of the Ultimate Game Sale for Xbox One and can be bought for cheap. It is the best time to get the game now if you wish to replay it on your Xbox One.

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