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#1 Edited by NTM (11746 posts) -

Considering it has been a game that many people wanted on PC, and though enhancing it on the X may not be what those people wanted exactly, I thought maybe the X enhancement might excite at least some, and I'm wondering if there is anyone here that has tried it and can say what they think. The more and more I think about it, the more I want an X to be honest; the only thing really holding me back now is if they announce a new generation of console soon.

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#2 Posted by Firepaw (3134 posts) -

I played an hour or so earlier, and it looks great and sharp. I'm pretty impressed at what 4k resolution can do to some older games.

It also reminded me that RDR is a great game, so I think I'm in for another play through it.

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#3 Posted by OrangeLadBoy (86 posts) -

@firepaw: Is it running at 4K? I just went to the Enhanced game list (https://www.xbox.com/en-us/games/xbox-one/xbox-one-x-enhanced-list) and it does not say that it is 4K or HDR just enhanced. Happy to hear it looks better I will check after work. Side note I am kind of surprised that they haven't added RDR2 to the list and state if it is 4K HDR .

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#4 Posted by notnert427 (2203 posts) -

@firepaw: Is it running at 4K? I just went to the Enhanced game list (https://www.xbox.com/en-us/games/xbox-one/xbox-one-x-enhanced-list) and it does not say that it is 4K or HDR just enhanced. Happy to hear it looks better I will check after work. Side note I am kind of surprised that they haven't added RDR2 to the list and state if it is 4K HDR .

Eurogamer claims it is, complete with a nice comparison video.

Also, R* has an exclusive partnership with Sony, so it wouldn't surprise me if they're actively trying to not release the (likely superior) marks RDR2 will hit on the Xbox One X.

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#5 Posted by Firepaw (3134 posts) -

@orangeladboy: I don't know actually, but it does look really sharp. The biggest issue for me is the resolution of textures on the character models, that haven't aged very well, but it is from 2010 after all.

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#6 Posted by frytup (1287 posts) -

I just had a look. The X1X enhanced options offer separate "graphics" and "performance" modes, so presumably that means either 4K or 60fps. No idea if the 4K setting is genuine 2160p throughout or some version of checkerboarding. Hopefully, Digital Foundry will do an analysis video.

TL;DR - It looks nice.

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#7 Edited by moyer78 (20 posts) -

For me it's a pretty big difference even on a 1080p television. Lots of details show up that I never noticed before. Everything now is very sharp and clear, whereas before the game was blurry and had lots of jaggies.

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#8 Posted by DharmaBum (1747 posts) -

Yeah, it looks incredible. I foresee myself taking a lot of screenshots. If you leave Marston idle for a few minutes, the camera will pan out to landscape vista view btw.

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#9 Edited by NTM (11746 posts) -

@frytup: No, VG Tech has said performance mode is just 30fps capped, which is curious considering the 4K works at a rather steady 30fps as it is right? Oh, and yeah as far as I've seen, all reports say it's a full 4K.

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#10 Posted by SethMode (1973 posts) -

@ntm: that's...weird. If I am understanding you right, there seems to be very little reason to play it in Performance mode.

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#11 Posted by NTM (11746 posts) -

@sethmode: Correct. And also correct that it is weird. I don't really understand the option.

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#12 Posted by OurSin_360 (6156 posts) -

@ntm: there are probably areas that dip under 30, might just be a few or later in the game.

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#13 Posted by NTM (11746 posts) -

@oursin_360: Maybe, but not enough to go to the performance mode I'm thinking, which is why it's weird. I could understand it if it's the only option 1080p screen users have, but it seems that's not the case as @moyer78 pretty much stated?

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#15 Posted by deactivated-5b031d0e868a5 (935 posts) -

It didn't look that bad on the 360 did it?

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#16 Posted by planetary (453 posts) -

@ohagan said:

It didn't look that bad on the 360 did it?

It ran in 720p on the 360, which at the time I remember considering borderline.

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#17 Posted by NTM (11746 posts) -

@ohagan: No, especially not at the time (heck, I played the visually inferior version on PS3 first and still thought it looked superb at the time), but what the One version does is allow for a near steady 30fps when the 360, and especially PS3 versions didn't have, and now the X version runs at a much higher resolution.

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#18 Posted by NTM (11746 posts) -

Hey, just wanted to update. I will be watching the video once I post it here, but if anyone cares further, Digital Foundry actually did a video on it. So here it is.

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#19 Edited by frytup (1287 posts) -

Unless I completely missed it, they didn't mention performance mode at all so... *shrug*. Still no idea what that does. It's possible the two modes are just required options for X1X-enhanced games, and there's no actual difference between the two in this case.

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#20 Posted by NTM (11746 posts) -

@frytup: I know. It seems pointless though, so yes, *shrug*.

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#21 Edited by DharmaBum (1747 posts) -

Performance mode basically runs it the way a base Xbox One or S model would. You'd be viewing Red Dead at 720p again, so yeah, I don't see the purpose for it either.

When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and antialiasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/02/27/new-enhanced-xbox-360-titles-feature-come-xbox-one-backward-compatibility/

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#22 Posted by deactivated-5b031d0e868a5 (935 posts) -

@planetary: @ntm: In my mind the 4K version was what it originally looked like on the 360 so I was taken aback when I saw the two compared