Red Dead Redemption

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so selfish!!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:45 (five months ago) link

This is the bare-bones 2013 port we're talking about, which was all but surprise-dropped for Switch and PS4, priced at a shocking premium. If it was that close to being ready they should have just waited a month, it's not like it was part of some coordinated million dollar multi-month marketing campaign.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:49 (five months ago) link

guessing they prob did have it ready they just wanted to make sure the base version was running good before pushing it

― lag∞n, Wednesday, October 4, 2023 9:32 AM (eighteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:52 (five months ago) link

That makes sense, I guess. Anyway, upgraded performance is certainly a greater incentive to get the game than it was before, though it's still way overpriced.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 13:57 (five months ago) link

releases would go smoother if that was the general approach, turning on advanced tech on incrementally and then optimizing between steps, but they dont do that because it would be bad from a marketing perspective if they had to be all just wait a few months and the game will be better, of course they do often have to do that anyway when they ship broken shit

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:02 (five months ago) link

I honestly have no idea how much work it takes or doesn't take to unlock/increase the frame rate of a 13-year old game. Granted, this port wasn't even released for the PS5, just for the PS4 and Switch, so I guess a modest and slightly belated PS5-only upgrade by way of the PS4 version is an OK perk.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:09 (five months ago) link

i think compared to most video game dev things is not that much work but running that stuff on your console is very resource intensive so theyd want to make sure they have it dialed

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:14 (five months ago) link

Saw someone say (think it was digital foudnry) the ps4 port seemed to be an afterthought for a switch original release based on performance. Makes sense of the timeline (and the fact that the ps4 was literally exactly the same as the switch at launch despite its ability to do higher resolution/other things with minimal technical work).

xp Tracer, I can see why you and gyac are friends

H.P, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 14:16 (five months ago) link


Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 October 2023 17:54 (five months ago) link

I don’t know anything about this game but my history professor friend wrote a book about it

Heez, Monday, 16 October 2023 20:06 (four months ago) link

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