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Red Dead Redemption PS3 Boasts Exclusive Content

Sometimes, developers toss in a few pieces of exclusive content for one version of a multiplatform game, and it appears Rockstar has done just that with Red Dead Redemption.

One of the most talked-about games of the year will launch for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week but PS3 owners stand to receive some bonuses that won't be found in the other versions. Examiner.com went and looked at the back of the retail box, which you can see clearly in some pics through the previous link. Right there is a big ol' announcement saying that both Solomon's Folly Gang Hideout and Walton Gang Outfit are exclusive to the PS3 version of RDR, although we're a little hazy on the details. They're likely bonuses for the online multiplayer modes - such extras usually are - but you never know...maybe you'll actually be able to access the content in the single-player campaign, too. Either way, we're wondering if the other versions boast something similar; if any of you happen to see the Xbox 360 retail box for the game, check it out, will ya? See if there's any exclusive content for that version and if so, let us know what it is so people can do a little compare-and-contrast session.

As they remind us, Rocksteady gave PS3 owners some exclusive bonuses in last year's Batman: Arkham Asylum, which turned out to be a good move as the PS3 version sold very well.

Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption

5/14/2010 10:49:42 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (37 posts)

dachemists
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:05:36 AM
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i hope the ported ps3 version isnt a glitch fest, i really have high hopes for this game, i have a feeling it will dissapoint alot of people cuz the 360 was the main platform for this game

we shall see, the extra content is a plus tho

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:09:40 AM

OPM gave it a 10/10.

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godsman
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:11:35 AM

Isn't Xbox the main platform in GTA IV? It'll probably be sub-HD for PS3 and 720p for Xbox like GTA.

Most likely the polygon count in all characters in RDR, like in GTA will be lower cause it's open world. The PS3 will version, will have the blur effect, which actually makes it easier on the eye.

(Hope for the worst, things will get nothing but better from there.)

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kraygen
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:18:56 AM

when claiming the game is a port please provide a link to proof of said claim. I have not been able to find any such info.

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Karosso
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:03:45 PM

Don't hate on the guy, his concern is legit after what happened with GTA...
As long as the game plays well, I'm not so concern with the subHD res, but low frame rates, popups, and glitches, would really kill what its shaping up to be a GOTY contender...
I'm not so afraid thou, they seem to have got the hang of it already with the PS3 :)

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aaronisbla
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 1:23:21 PM

his concern is legit but they aren't made b the same team...

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Jawknee
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 2:02:34 PM

Godsim, from what Ive been told by an number of people the PS3 version of GTA IV was better hands down. Better video and audio.

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convergecrew
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 2:21:20 PM

Ive heard this rumor too--from a source that I trust enough to get me concerned (the guy that runs CAG). Hopefully he just got some bad info and come tuesday there will be nothing to talk about regarding the differences between the two platforms.

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Shams
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 2:43:00 PM

The ps3 version of gta4, although obviously a port (i.e it is easier to fit a dvd on a bluray, than to fit a bluray on a dvd), it's not a crappy one by any means.

It benefited from a hard drive installation, resulting in less pop-in, and smaller load times. It also benefited from v-synching, having no screen-tearing. And although, the resolution was less than 720, it is upscaled to 720, and even 1080p (by unselecting 720 in the xmb settings) with little to no performance-hit such as in framerate. The 360 version seemed to suffer less during frame-rate crashes, but otherwise was identical in terms of framerate

The ps3 version of gta4 is said to even have better draw distance, and have more on-screen objects (vehicles and people). And the motion-controls have been relatively well implemented.

Conclusion: Even if Rockstar Sandiego did the same quality work as Rockstar North in terms of porting quality, ps3 owners got nothing to worry about. Sure, with bluray, ps3 owners should've expected more content, many more and larger areas, and so forth, but as it stands, this game will have so much to digest as it is (if gtaiv is any kind of indicator).


OT: Has anyone noticed how GTAIV plays since the most recent patch (I don't know how actually old the patch is)? Nico moves and runs like he's on speed now. Even faster than Louise from TBOGT. And please correct me if I'm wrong, but I've noticed that even if you get the Episodes from Liberty City on disk, some assets like vehicles and character models seem to carry over to GTAIV.







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KilloWertz
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 6:18:59 PM

OPM also gave Bayonetta an amazing score as well even though it was the "inferior" version. I'm not saying that this will suffer the same fate. I highly doubt it will, even if we haven't seen any footage from the PS3 version. Game Informer reviewed this and gave it a 9.75/10. If the versions weren't pretty much the same to them, they would have mentioned it like they always do.

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godsman
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:07:35 AM
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It can't be compared with the Joker exclusive content in Arkham Asylum. These outfits in RDR, these are one in like a hundred outfit, which gamers can do without. In AA, you get to play another character instead of ONLY batman. I really hope they score another content like that in the sequel btw. It's huge!

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Alienange
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 3:10:45 PM

One outfit one hideout. I'm thinking the hideout is going to be worth the NOTHING I pay for it.

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:11:37 AM
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Nice to hear this. I have huge expectations for this game.

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bOnEs
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:14:51 AM
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sweetness... it sure seems like there's going to be a lot to do with different outfits... so far, the only other non-giveaway outfit that i've heard about with special skills is this gambling outfit that allows you to sneak in an extra card during poker for cheatin' purposes... and it has a little mini-game attached to it too... i wonder if all outfits come with special skills and stat boosters...

tuesday is going to be one fun day...

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kraygen
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:20:10 AM
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Sweet, I hope only ps3 got exclusives so that it sells better on ps3. Either way tho, I'm glad ps3 is being shown some love.

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sonic1899
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:25:32 AM
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It's good to see that developers are deciding to provide the PS3 with more exclusive content. The xbox has been getting that for far to long before (for a limited time anyway) and I bet not a dime has to go out to PS3 exclusive content either.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:34:28 AM
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Let's not mention "port" or down graded PS3 experiences on the PS3 version. As expected I bought my version on the PS3 and I have no intention to feel bad for this obviously smart investment.

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:37:46 AM
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I can't wait to play this game.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 11:55:05 AM
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Wonder if it's because the PS3 version is inferior?

OOOP! Trying to stay positive about the PS3 version.

Can't wait.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:36:36 PM

Has there actually been any articles stating that the PS3 version will actually be inferior? If that is the case it really bothers me, there is no excuse for that in this day and age, especially for R*. I wouldn't go as far as to cancel my pre-order but its just bad business. Unforgivable!

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aaronisbla
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 1:25:17 PM

there has been no evidence that its a bad port at all, just some gamers are paranoid

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Jawknee
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 1:51:38 PM

Yup, just my paranoia fueled by the lack of PS3 footage of the game.

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Shams
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 3:07:56 PM

GTA4 was also showcased exclusively with 360 footage. However, that apparently was not an indicator of any kind of the 360 version being better.

The fact of the matter is that these games are obviously first developed for the 360 because it is more feasible to fit a dvd on a bluray, than the other way around. And because of that, to be on the safe side, that is the choice of platform they will use when showcasing the product, to reduce the chance of unexpected bugs marring a demo or a presentation.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 6:33:18 PM

I've grown to hate DVD9 this gen. Its been the ruin of so many games that showed great potential. I blame MS more though for choosing DVD as their standard.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:16:25 PM
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Redemption is at hand. (for PS3)

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hadouken
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:22:47 PM
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I don't care if it was built on the xbox first or not as long as it's home(ps3) where it belongs.

Also I'm suprised this game is getting hyped as much as it is.I'm glad it is though. Should be an interesting battle between Pop and RDR on May 18.

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hadouken
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:24:23 PM
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We all win that day!

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mexgeo86
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 1:05:03 PM
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There's plenty of space on that Blu-Ray for them to add content to. Just saying.

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FM23
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 1:25:21 PM
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Why are some many people on here complaining that the PS3 version will be inferior?...Seriously, either you guys have nothing better to do with your time or this 'port' crap is true, and I really hope that isn't the truth. If Rockstar did do that Bayonetta crap, this will be the second game offered by Rockstar I will either not buy (GTAIV DLC) or be very hestitant when purchasing. Just like Beezledrop said, that sh*t is uncalled for, but I haven't even heard anything about this and GTAIV wasn't different on either system, so I will see what happens.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 1:50:05 PM

Because we have seen zero footage of the PS3 version.

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godsman
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 2:41:06 PM

That's right. We haven't heard anything about how the games running on the different consoles. They showed nothing. Even if they used the same crap with "the games will be identical", it'll still be a bit assurance.

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bOnEs
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 3:51:44 PM

R* said they didn't use one system as the lead platform, but instead designed both of them at the same time... they are exactly identical... well, according to them they are... i heard it in the kotaku podcast from a few days ago...

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LunarJ
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 4:28:04 PM

That makes me feel better... I hope that's true that it was built side by side. It should always be done this way if the developers can afford it.

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Alienange
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 3:13:50 PM
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I would check out the box for the 360 but I'm no journalist. And yes, being paid to go check it out would be the only thing that gets me to go down the 360 isle.

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___________
Saturday, May 15, 2010 @ 4:26:55 AM
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why is exclusive content always signed to multiplayer only?
they should of made it a extra level, or maybe a horse, or some different weapons something useful.
meh, im getting all my multiplatform games for my 360 now since i can get them much cheaper and earlier too.

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Jawknee
Saturday, May 15, 2010 @ 11:37:25 AM

To piss people who like to complain off.

:)

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Luiscosmo2
Saturday, May 15, 2010 @ 11:40:58 AM
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Hmmm I guess that another point for PS3..It only does Exclusive Content?

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