Red Dead Redemption Now Runs at 60 FPS on Xbox Series X/S Thanks to Emulation

Red Dead Redemption has only been released on the Xbox 360 and PS3, but it is now possible to play it at 60 frames per second (FPS) on Xbox Series.

Rockstar Games hasn’t officially updated the game, but the developer assisted Microsoft with a 4K update that enabled higher-resolution rendering. Previously, the game was locked to 30 FPS on Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles.

Thanks to emulation, players can now experience Red Dead Redemption at 60 FPS. The new emulator, Xenia, has been ported to Xbox consoles and allows players to emulate Xbox 360 games. With the recent update, Red Dead Redemption can now be played at 60 FPS on the emulator.

A video demonstrates Red Dead Redemption running at 60 FPS on an Xbox console. The game can also take advantage of the FSR upscaling technique, which is crucial in maintaining 60 FPS performance.

Xenia is developed on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and can be played on Windows or Xbox hardware. It can be installed through various methods, including enabling the Dev mode on Xbox or through a private Discord channel. Xenia supports a variety of games, including Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto V.

Red Dead Redemption is an action-adventure video game with a Western theme, developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It is the second installment in the Red Dead series and is considered a spiritual successor to 2004’s Red Dead Revolver. Set in 1911 during the decline of the American frontier, the game follows John Marston, a former outlaw who must work as a hired gun to rescue his wife and son, who have been taken hostage by the government. Players control John Marston and complete missions to advance through the story. The game also features a multiplayer mode, allowing up to 16 players to participate in cooperative and competitive gameplay.

Red Dead Redemption’s development took over five years and was one of the most expensive video games ever created. The development team carried out extensive research and hired professional actors for motion capture to perform the body movements. Released in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game received widespread critical acclaim for its visuals, music, acting, gameplay, and narrative. It won several end-of-year awards and is widely considered one of the best video games of all time. As of 2021, the game has sold around 23 million copies. Its success led to several downloadable content additions and a prequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, was released in 2018.