Red Dead Redemption 2
has obviously taken the critical and commercial world by storm, but it's not a perfect game. There have been plenty of complaints on the theme of "the controls", and a new video from industry expert Dan Lowe may explain the problem.We have the full list of Red Dead Redemption 2 Trophies. Check the list for guides to unlocking them.
EA Motive's Dan Lowe
is a senior technical animator, and his previous deep dive into The Last of Us 2's E3 trailer
was revealing. This time, Lowe is analysing the common complaint that Red Dead Redemption 2
feels awkward to control, laggy or unresponsive. Comparing the game's input response in third person to a number of other games, Lowe found that the western epic has a particularly slow input lag even in comparison to very recent third-person adventures Assassin's Creed Odyssey
The video has been doing the rounds on ResetEra
, where contributor ZServ
produced a handy and damning chart:
Obviously Red Dead
is a behemoth even compared to those recent third-person games, and a certain amount of lag can be expected. There's also a whole bunch of reasons why those controls might feel a little awkward beyond simply the input lag. However as someone who has frequently pointed a rifle at a lawman while trying to focus on my horse, I suspect that the lag isn't exactly helping me stay bounty-free.
We've got the full list of Red Dead Redemption 2 trophies
- check the list for guides to unlocking them.