— Xbox (@Xbox) April 10, 2018
Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption joins the list of video games that have been enhanced with 4K updates for Microsoft's Xbox One X console.
In Red Dead Redemption, players take on the role of John Marston, a former outlaw in the Wild West, who must save his wife and son, now in the custody of the government who want to force him to take on a role as one of their hired guns. To rescue his wife and child, Marston must take on a series of missions that will bring three of his former allies, all gang members, to justice. The game became a hit with players, thanks to its vast open world environment, Western setting and unique gameplay elements. A second game in that series, Red Dead Redemption 2, will release this fall.
Xbox announced the new enhanced version of Red Dead Redemption in a video on its Twitter account, noting that the new version of the game comes out on April 11, 2018 (yes, that's today). Other Xbox 360 games also getting an instant enhanced release are Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Darksiders, Gears of War 2, Portal 2 and Sonic Generations. This news comes just before the fall release of Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that will serve as a prequel to the first game. Although information is still sparse, the second game will reportedly include a battle royale multiplayer mode, as well as a few other features that developer Rockstar Games has previously teased. That title will follow the life and times of Arthur Morgan and the gang that John Marston was once part of, the Dutch van der Linde gang. Although there have been multiple delays on the title, Rockstar officially announced that its release date is October 26, 2018.
One Reddit user recently released a screenshot of the enhanced version of the game, which shows the Wild West in all its 4K glory:
Red Dead Redemption 2 is probably one of the most anticipated titles to launch this year, and it's likely that gamers will want to get their hands on the enhanced version of the first game to set the mood. With the game being backwards compatible, it will give Xbox One players a little taste of what they can expect before they can get their hands on the second title in the franchise later this year. There is also no denying that this 4K version of the first Red Dead Redemption game looks great.