Every so often, a game comes around that is so well-made and ahead of its time that years on, it almost effortlessly holds up against the current generation. Crysis is one example and now, with the introduction of Red Dead Redemption's Xbox One compatibility, Rockstar's open-world western can confidently hang its hat on the same rack.
To be fair, I think most never doubted RDR's generation-ascending nature, but anyone who had lingering concerns would have to be utterly satisfied now, right?
OK, if for some reason you need more convincing, just take a look at the above clip from DigitalFoundry. Yes, that's Red Dead Redemption and no, it wasn't recorded recently.
It's upscaled footage from six years ago and damn, RDR remains one gorgeous piece of work.
Sad the already infinitesimal odds of it appearing on PC grow smaller by the day. I have this strange feeling we may have to wait until someone cooks up a decent Xbox 360 / Xbox One / PS3 emulator before such a thing is reality.
I guess it's something to look forward to, even if it's, oh, decades away.