Red Dead Redemption is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on August 17

by Danny Craig  · 
Red Dead Redemption is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on August 17
Rockstar Games

Ports of Red Dead Redemption have been officially announced for both the Switch and PS4 next week and will include the Undead Nightmare DLC.

The details:

  • Rockstar has confirmed in a new trailer posted to its website that the original version of Red Dead Redemption will finally be ported to the Switch and PS4 on August 17 after being stuck on the Xbox 360 and PS3 since its release in 2010. The port will include the fan-favorite Undead Nightmare expansion and will be available for $49.99 digitally. A physical version will also be available, but fans will have to wait until October 13 to get their hands on one.
  • The "conversion" is being created by Double Eleven, a UK-based developer who has also worked on console ports for Rust and RimWorld. The game does not appear to have received any graphical upgrades since its original 2010 release, but this is likely due to the Switch's power being more in line with the performance of the Xbox 360. Backward compatibility will also allow it to be played on the PS5.
  • It's unclear if this release is related to the rumored remake/remaster that was reported earlier this month by multiple sources. The game was expected to receive graphical improvements or even an entire rebuild within the engine of Red Dead Redemption 2, with an updated logo on Rockstar's website seen as an indication that the announcement was just around the corner. This port could also be a way for the studio to ensure that the title is released on the Switch, which is the third best-selling console of all time, with the reveal of the remaster coming later this month.

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