Red Dead Redemption 2 DLSS support could help VR mod

Red Dead Redemption 2 has DLSS support, which could be useful for this recently released VR mod.

Deep Learning Super Sampling (or DLSS for short) is Nvidia’s solution to helping games achieve higher frame rates and resolutions without imposing expected demands on the given machine. It is done using AI rendering. It has been used in many games over the past few years, but it is particularly useful for games that require incredibly capable machines to start with. With its giant open world and complex systems, Red Dead Redemption 2 fits fairly well in this category.

The patch will be arrive July 13 for those who place the game with a GeForce RTX graphics card. In late May, developer Luke Ross released an unofficial mod for Red Dead 2, adding virtual reality support to the game. We tried it back then and were impressed with the conversion, but the game always struggled to perform well on our 2060 Super.

We reached out to Ross, who warned that DLSS might not work with the mod instantly and that he might need an update to make it work. “If I can get DLSS to work with REAL VR, it will definitely help people with low-end systems,” Ross said. “While even guys with RTX 3090 cards are still looking for ways to get higher resolution and frame rate, so that might be good for everyone in the end.”

We’ll definitely be back next week to see if DLSS has any possible effect on the mod. Meanwhile, DLSS support is also available in official VR games like Into The Radius and No Man’s Sky.

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