An update to Red Dead Redemption’s official website nearly confirms its rerelease.
Rockstar Games always delivers with their game releases – Red Dead Redemption being no different. It promises an action-packed gaming experience unlike anything seen before and features some stunning visuals to boot!
Red Dead Redemption was first released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 10, 2010, set in 1911 during the decline of American frontier life, following John Marston and his family as they attempt to leave an outlaw lifestyle behind them; unfortunately due to government intervention he finds himself forced back into life he sought so desperately to escape.
Red Dead Redemption quickly rose to become one of Rockstar Games’ finest titles (an achievement unto itself), as well as one of the greatest video games ever with its Metacritic score reaching 95.
Yet with Red Dead Redemption’s initial release 13 years ago (inadvertently for some), many gamers who never experienced its wild west spectacle now want another go at playing it, not to mention veteran fans that would love a revamped version of what they love so much!
Fans were filled with anticipation in 2022 after reports indicated that Rockstar Games may be working on both GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption remake or remaster projects simultaneously, yet later reports claimed both projects had been scrapped altogether.
Take-Two Interactive (Rockstar Games’ parent company) filed new ratings on 15 June 2023 for Red Dead Redemption from 2010. Subsequent rumor mill statements suggest that its remaster would not be cancelled but simply put on hold so Rockstar can focus its resources on GTA VI development instead.
Ben (@videotechx), an independent leaker for Rockstar Games and reporter of information leakage claims that Red Dead Redemption’s domain was updated on 26 May 2023 as reported by TheGamer.
Twitter user @einfelddahog has noticed an interesting rating detail about this rumoured remaster – it features an updated gore description similar to only three games including DOOM (2016), DOOM Eternal and Red Dead Redemption 2.
As stated previously, Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmare expansion featured “realistic blood”. If this rumoured Red Dead Redemption Remaster features similar gore to RDR2, there could be a possibility it is actually more of a remake than an update.
Rumours and speculation should be treated with extreme caution until further proof is offered to back them up, though I remain firm in my belief that there can be no smoke without fire. We hope Rockstar Games will put our minds at rest by unveiling Red Dead Redemption remake/remaster plans very shortly (preferably along with GTA IV too!).