Microsoft’s official website for the Xbox One X has updated its listings for Xbox One X enhanced titles, adding the highly anticipated open world Western game Red Dead Redemption 2. The listing confirms that Red Dead Redemption 2 will indeed receive Xbox One X specific enhancements, as well as other impressive features including HDR and a resolution output of 4K Ultra HD (2160p).
While Microsoft’s Xbox One X website doesn’t provide specifics regarding game enhancements, the labeling system does provide some insight into the what kind of product to expect come launch. Xbox One X owners can now rest comfortably knowing that Rockstar is making the most of the powerful console’s hardware. Exactly what Rockstar’s managed to get out of the Xbox One X, beyond the few general features listed on the Xbox One X enhanced website, will likely be announced closer to launch.
It’s difficult if not impossible to make any assumptions about specific technical details regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One. There’s no telling what frame rate to expect or whether the game will output at true 4K or if it’ll be up-scaled. The issue being that Rockstar’s development team hasn’t released a game since Grand Theft Auto 5 in 2013, originally debuting on the Xbox 360 generation of consoles. Red Dead Redemption 2 may be the developer’s only only game first released during the current generation.
Yet in terms of general sentiment, players can and should assume that Rockstar will meet if not go beyond expectations. Grand Theft Auto 5‘s release on Xbox One, more than a year after its launch on Xbox 360, was very well received based on its visual improvements. The same goes for the game’s eventual launch on PC. Rockstar will make the most of the Xbox One X’s hardware, but even standard Xbox One players will likely be very happy with the visual fidelity of their game.
Expect more information on Red Dead Redemption 2‘s visual features for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro leading up to the game’s release.
Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26 for the PS4 and Xbox One.