Video: Digital Foundry’s Technical Analysis Of Red Dead Redemption On Switch

Red Dead Redemption on Nintendo Switch: A Technical Analysis

After the release of Red Dead Redemption on the Nintendo Switch, Digital Foundry has conducted a comprehensive technical analysis of the game to evaluate its performance on the console.

In their video, Digital Foundry highlights that the Switch version of the game surpasses the original 2010 release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is comparable to the PlayStation 4 version. The game achieves a native 1080p resolution in docked mode and 720p resolution in handheld mode, which is impressive for the Switch.

The increase in resolution enhances the visual quality of the game, resulting in cleaner environments with fewer jagged edges and blurriness. However, one drawback compared to the PS4 version is that the Switch version only has one alternative option for motion blur, which is an improvement over the default option but not as capable as the PS4’s ‘FSR 2’ motion blur toggle.

In terms of performance, the game maintains a mostly consistent 30fps frame rate, with occasional drops to the high 20s during specific moments such as arriving at the Armadillo saloon at night or intense gunfights at Ridgewood Farm. Overall, the performance is solid, even during the intense encounters in Undead Nightmares.

For more in-depth details, be sure to watch the video analysis by Digital Foundry mentioned above. Additionally, don’t miss our own verdict on the game, where we describe Red Dead Redemption on the Switch as “a straightforward port of 2010’s masterpiece with no added bells or whistles for a rather high price tag”.

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Ollie Reynolds is a resident horror fanatic at Nintendo Life. When he’s not immersed in the world of Resident Evil and Silent Hill, he enjoys reading horror books while sipping a cup of tea. In his free time, he takes long walks and listens to a diverse range of music from Motorhead to BB King.