We knew it, you knew it, Rockstar knew it - Red Dead Redemption 2 is every bit the hype-capitalising product of perfection the industry has been waiting for.
Just a few days to go, and this could be a (literal) game changer..
Grab yourself a PlayStation 4 Pro, Red Dead Redemption 2, and optional extras for £349.99 from £399.99, saving yourself £50. For those getting the game on Xbox One, apologies that we couldn't test out those install times as well. We strongly recommend making sure you have downloaded the Title Update before launching the game, to ensure the best possible gameplay experience.
Raw graphics are one thing, but running smoothly is another, and Xbox One X seems to take the Frito pie there as well. Xbox One X also knocks down the PS4 Pro; it reaches a Native 4K and hit an nearly flawless 30fps.
It appears there are some noticeable differences between all four console versions of RDR2, all of which add up to the Xbox One X being the frontrunner.
Digital Foundry discovered that environments are equally as lush across all platforms and that rendering effects are almost a flawless match. Digital Foundry discovered that Red Dead actually runs slightly better on the Xbox One family of consoles - presumably due to a higher clock speed on the CPU. The story mode alone for Red Dead Redemption 2 is estimated to run twice as long as Grand Theft Auto V, and that isn't including extras. PS4 Pro makes a valiant effort to stick around 30fps as well, but it slows down more easily when the going gets tough.
In Red Dead Redemption 2, PS4 players will be able to customise Arthur Morgan with the Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit.