Have you ever played Red Dead Redemption Remaster? A Red Dead Redemption remaster is reportedly in the works for PC and consoles.
The new claim comes from Rockstar Magazine, as first spotted by Reddit, an outlet with a track record of reporting Rockstar-related information in the past. Now, Rockstar Magazine is claiming knowledge of a remaster of Red Dead Redemption over a decade after it initially launched in 2010.
In the latest rumor to travel around the gaming sphere, French outlet Rockstar Magazine claims Red Dead Redemption Remastered is in early development at Rockstar. However, as translated by NeoGAF, the magazine didn’t specify any platforms. Still, it did say the remaster would be along the same lines as the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
Red Dead Redemption Remastered is apparently in the early stages of development and is far from release. No platforms were mentioned, although it is fair to assume it will mean PC and current consoles. However, depending on how long it takes for the remaster to be completed, it may not be released for the PS4 generation of consoles. While Rockstar Magazine does have a track record in revealing leaks about Rockstar’s games, as always, these rumors need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Red Dead Redemption Remaster
We wrote about it time, and time, and time again because that’s just how much we love Red Dead Redemption, and now here we are: Our first confirmation that the Red Dead Redemption remaster is coming. Who, what, when, and where? Well…: Chris from Rockstar Mag, inside leak, today and the where: France. Yes, I’m linking you to the article here, but unless tu parles francais, tu ne vas comprendere rien. Non, rien de rien.
So, what’s the leak about? Well, it’s mainly about GTA 6 about to turn into a cluster, but, on a side note, the leaker mentions the little – here paraphrased – tidbit that, yes, “the Red Dead Redemption remaster is already in development.” According to our French colleagues over at Rockstar Mag, this remaster will get the same treatment as the GTA Trilogy to remaster, meaning: Enhanced textures, enhanced looks, enhanced everything, but not reinventing the wheel. It doesn’t matter because Red Dead Redemption is one of the greatest games ever, and any incentive to jump back into it is worthwhile.
There is no release date for when we will get this remastered classic, but it will seemingly be due before GTA 6. Of course, this also means that we can’t expect any additions to Red Dead Redemption 2 or a Red Dead Redemption 3 anytime soon. Still, if you’re looking for a reason to jump back into Red Dead Redemption 2, and you’re gaming on PC, then you should jump into the Mexico expansion or the Undead Nightmare mod that some talented fans of the game have been working on.
The Bottom Line
Suppose the remaster is to be done in a similar style to Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. In that case, this means it will have “across-the-board upgrades” while “still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals.” A previously leaked description taken from the trilogy’s store page indicates this could include “brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more.” So while Red Dead Redemption is unlikely to need as much of an overhaul as that aimed at games a generation older, we can still expect similar improvements if the rumor is indeed true.
Rockstar seems to have firmly jumped onto the remaster bandwagon. In May, parent company Take-Two Interactive confirmed they had three unannounced remasters/remakes in development alongside the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Kerbal Space Program and a standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online. Those remasters were assumed to be the three titles included in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, but it could count it as one, and we still have two to be revealed. As always, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear anything.