Not every backwards compatible title running on the Xbox One performs better than its Xbox 360 counterpart. Games like Gears of War Judgment, Halo Reach and Rainbow Six Vegas actually take a hit in performance quality when played on the Xbox One.
It’s safe to say that Red Dead Redemption is the biggest backwards compatible title yet, and Rockstar and Microsoft really needed to nail the backwards compatibility work to make it shine.
The fine folks at Digital Foundry grabbed footage from the most intense segments of the game during its initial two hours. The Xbox One runs the game really well when compared to the Xbox 360. While the 360 saw segments dip and to 20FPS, the Xbox One achieves a near constant 30FPS. Here’s the clip:
I’m downloading the game as I type, and I can’t wait to saddle up once more.
The area I most noticed poor performance in during my play on the Xbox 360 was that of Tall Trees, a late game environment packed with snow in densely wooded areas. Here’s hoping that runs well on the Xbox One, too.
Are you playing Red Dead right now?