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That consideration makes it the ideal fit for a classic Western, then, but while it is well versed in the cinematic language of Ford and Leone, Red Dead Redemption is no longer a game in thrall to the movies.
You can also pan and zoom the map to get a better view on your smartphone or tablet than you can on a TV screen. For many, it's not a question of if they'll get the game, but for which console they'll be buying.
However, Digital Foundry's findings run in the opposite direction for PS4 and Xbox One S: while PS4 sticks to your good ol' 1080p, the older Xbox One hardware can only manage 864p.More news: Erdogan calls for trial of Saudi Khashoggi killing suspects in Turkey
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It appears there are some noticeable differences between all four console versions of RDR2, all of which add up to the Xbox One X being the frontrunner.
Microsoft's flagship Xbox One X packs unrivaled horsepower, delivering up to 4K resolution across its enhanced library of titles.
Digital Foundry discovered that environments are equally as lush across all platforms and that rendering effects are almost a ideal match.
In particularly heavy scenarios, Red Dead Redemption 2 does stick closer to its 30 frames-per-second target when comparing the base PS4 and base Xbox One. How many hours does it take to beat? Reviews will also naturally only cover the game's single-player portion since Red Dead Online isn't coming until next month.