Red Dead Redemption remaster or remake could be announced soon

by Danny Craig  · 
Red Dead Redemption remaster or remake could be announced soon
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Fans have been requesting a remaster of 2010’s Red Dead Redemption (RDR) for a release on PC and modern consoles for a while, and it appears that Rockstar may be gearing up to make a major announcement within the next couple of months.

The details:

  • The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea rated RDR in the country on June 15 (via Gematsu), even though the game, its Undead Nightmare DLC, and the Game of the Year edition had all previously been rated. It was noted that the classification number contained NV," which is typically used when rating console titles; however, this does not rule out the possibility of a PC port. In the past, the rating board has been responsible for leaking releases such as Lego 2K Goooal! and Quake Remastered.
  • Colin Moriarty, the owner of Last Stand Media and a former IGN editor, claimed less than a week later that he had seen "proof" of an RDR remaster and believes Rockstar will announce it in August. "I have seen confirmation that this is real," he said on a Patreon-exclusive episode of the Sacred Symbols podcast. "I had someone reach out to me behind the scenes that showed me something that definitively shows this game is coming. Maybe even imminently with an announcement, maybe in August.”
  • On the other hand, previous information allegedly shared by "legitimate leakers" on GTAForums indicates that RDR will receive a remake rather than a remaster. It will reportedly be rebuilt inside the RDR-2's more modern engine, though little else is known. These claims are a couple of years old, initially surfacing in 2021, so the direction may have shifted over time, especially after rumors of Rockstar putting a hold on anything Red Dead-related until Grand Theft Auto 6 was finished, including a current-generation port of RDR 2.
  • RDR was released to universal acclaim in 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, spawning an even more successful sequel eight years later. However, like other older titles at the time, it did not release on PC and has not been updated for newer consoles. While both Microsoft and Sony have made it possible to play the original version through backwards compatibility and streaming, fans have requested that Rockstar give the game a makeover of some sort in order to bring it more in line with the stunning RDR 2, while also allowing the first installment to be played on PC for the first time so players can experience the events following the prequel RDR 2.

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