Red Dead Redemption 2 Xbox Series X vs Xbox One Comparison

May 13, 2021 at 3:20pm
By Jason Stettner

This is a technical analysis and breakdown of multiple options going up against one another. Here you can see the Red Dead Redemption 2 Xbox Series X vs Xbox One comparison which will provide a direct visual showcase within the video. This is then filled out with the text based information detailed further down in this article.

This is to provide easier options for viewing, and context for when wanting to find out what exactly is going on between the various selections being shown upon the video. Mostly you get a visual display, and if you’d prefer to just read what’s present you can also see that in action which is a good mix of choices.

There’s not only a quick body of information text, but also a quick table area to provide fast details if you’re not wanting to dive deeply into the topic. With that, you can watch the video presentation right here, or head further back to find out more about what’s being displayed.

Xbox Series X

Resolution Native 4k (3840x2160)
Frame Rate 30fps
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Yes

Xbox One

Resolution 864p
Frame Rate 30fps
HDR (High Dynamic Range) No

Side by Side Comparison Technical Notes
This one isn’t too wildly different from its initial release status, but still it’s fun to make the comparison to see the difference in what can be done. First off both are running at 30fps, I do imagine eventually Rockstar will provide some sort of next generation Optimization but for now there’s parity when it comes to frame rate.

With the Xbox Series X version it retains the Enhancement so we’re getting a native 4k resolution with a number of smaller environmental tweaks. Then you have the Xbox One version which is a significantly lower resolution quality.

That makes everything come across as far more blurry. That being said, considering the older hardware it’s actually fairly solid in how well it holds up all things considered. Still, the refined details on the higher end console option are fantastic and it really does look quite gorgeous.

The true ultimate western experience as you explore an absolutely massive environment whether that’s in the regular campaign scenario where you get one lengthy action packed cowboy adventure or the intense Red Dead Online which is an expansive multiplayer setup.

Both offer countless hours of game time as you explore what the world as to offer. It’s really quite massive in either regard, whether you’re exploring the countryside for hours by yourself or engaging in various competitive aspects online. You can hunt, you can just ride along in a horse or even battle in the multiplayer which can be an exhilarating sort of time for sure.

It really does offer a lot and Rockstar continues to support the game with various updates that add to the online component just like they continue to do with Grand Theft Auto V and its online setup which is neat to consider for fansof the similar universes that they do provide.

Hopefully the comparison was helpful in understanding the changes that are being presented between these options. It can help greatly to have a quick visual presentation that’s lined up for a faster viewing.

This side by side comparison should really provide all of the info you need to know when it comes to matching up these choices and giving you the quick facts to see why they’re being placed up against one another. You can read a review of a related title below, or check out a game hub for further coverage as well. Don’t forget to check out the video content to see the experience in action.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Xbox Series X vs Xbox One
Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner