If you haven’t yet played Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2, firstly – what’s wrong with you, and secondly – if you’re planning on picking it up now, expect downgraded graphics – supposedly.
Yes, Rockstar Games’ latest patch for the classic Red Dead 2 has seemingly led to a pretty noticeable difference to the lighting in the game, and people aren’t pleased.
Over on Twitter, a user named DaRealBandicoot shared side-by-side images of the the new patch compared to the old, and yeah, once you’ve seen it, it can’t be unseen…
Check it out for yourself below.
1.00 vs 1.06 pic.twitter.com/sNd5h5hXwj
— Darealbandicoot (@Darealbandicoot) March 13, 2019
Another user even turned the two images into a GIF, which really highlights the difference between the before and the after.
— NV (@NaVeN0M) March 17, 2019
People were quick to spot even more differences between the two images, including clothing texture and background detail.
Not sure if anyone else noticed it yet, but our friend in the bottom left corner of the second image is missing his shirt pocket (which he has in the first photo) Clothing texture was downgraded or at least altered in some way. It wouldn’t just dissapear.
— (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Lady Lorelai ♥ (@LadyBree__) March 17, 2019
Not everyone is convinced that the change in the graphics is down to an actual downgrade though, and it’s something that’s yet to be addressed by Rockstar.
The wall, the furniture and the roof, where it’s not directly illuminated by any light source, the AO there is actually doing it’s job even better. Adding unnecessary shadows in all kinds of spots doesn’t make it more realistic.
— Nick Stefano (@Niki0o) March 17, 2019
Until we get confirmation from the top dogs at Rockstar, it looks like we’re left to speculate for now. Fingers crossed this is a bug or something, and not an intentional downgrade!
Have you noticed anything different in Red Dead Redemption 2 since the new patch?
Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games.