Hold your horses, gamers! The legend of the wild west, Red Dead Redemption, and its zombie-tastic add-on - Undead Nightmare got a fresh coat of 60 Frames per Second (FPS) paint on the PlayStation (PS) 5. It's like a new-fangled saloon, spinning with twice as many bottles per second! Thanks, Rockstar Games, for making our cowboy dreams six-shooter sharper.
In August, Rockstar took us on a nostalgic joyride by making Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare available on PlayStation 4 and Switch. They were already trotting around the digital landscape in their shiny coats, but only managing a modest canter at 30 FPS. PS5 owners, a bunch known for best-in-show demands, were left scratching their heads wonderin' if Rockstar was intentionally holding back its mustang.
Just when we thought tumbleweeds were all that were left in the dust, Rockstar surprised us with the news that 60 FPS was coming to Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare on PS5 via backward compatibility. They announced it out of the blue, in the most Rockstar manner possible - with a tweet as inconspicuous as a snake in the desert heat.
The tweet read: "Red Dead Redemption, including Undead Nightmare, now supports up to 60 FPS on PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility." They might as well have sent us a telegraph!
This mustachio-twirling update didn't stop at added FPS. It also threw in a subtitle option for first boot ups, and some general bug fixes. The elusive Rockstar wouldn't divulge the nitty-gritty of these improvements though. Guess we'll just have to play a round of poker and see if any bugs pop their heads up for a shoot-out.
So, for all you buckaroos who recently bought Red Dead Redemption on PS4 to enjoy on PS5, or those on the fence dreaming of a more fluid wild west, this is your golden ticket to get on the wagon. And before you ask, yes, we are also giving Rockstar the cowboy stare-down hoping they will add 60 FPS for Red Dead Redemption II on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. We might need a horse whisperer for that though…
While waiting for that dream to come true, don't forget to saddle up on Game Informer's review, reflections on the mundanely magnificent John Marston, and their rankings of every Rockstar game. There's enough in the back catalog to keep your gaming cattle rustling in 60 FPS joy until the cows come home - or until Rockstar bequeaths us another stealth update.
So, now that we've spiked your gaming adrenaline, which do you fancy more - Red Dead Redemption or Red Dead Redemption II? Get your cowboy hat on and share it in the comments below, partner!
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