Over the past few weeks, there have been rumblings of a potential remaster for Red Dead Redemption, even though nothing was said officially. Now, I don’t know how anyone was so sure of the remaster, but it seems like the rumors are starting to pick up.
A while ago, someone posted that the USK (German Rating Board) had reportedly added RDR Remastered to its list of games. The listing seemed to indicate that the game would not be a PC exclusive, but would also be designed for the newer-gen consoles.
However, that too, quickly turned out to be fake, as someone asked @videotechx, a credible Rockstar insider on whether the news was real, and he replied that “Fake source. Does this frequently to troll journalists.”
Is the Remaster Even Real?
It’s not that the remaster doesn’t exist. Recently, Colin Moriarty, former editor of IGN confirmed that the remaster is indeed in the works, and will be announced as soon as this August.
So, what’s the deal? Why are there so many conflicting reports about the Red Dead Redemption remaster?
One possibility is that Rockstar is simply trying to keep the game under wraps until it’s ready to be announced. After all, they know that fans have been clamoring for a remaster of Red Dead Redemption for years, and they don’t want to disappoint anyone by announcing the game too early.
Another possibility is that the remaster is real, but it’s not as far along in development as some people think. It’s possible that Rockstar is still working on the game, and they haven’t yet finalized all of the details.
Whatever the case may be, it seems like we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Rockstar has a history of keeping their cards close to the chest, so it’s possible that we won’t know anything for sure until the remaster is officially announced.
Real or Not, Fans WANT a Remaster!
In the meantime, it’s worth noting that with the increase in rumors, it evident that there is a lot of demand for a Red Dead Redemption remaster. The original game was a commercial success, and it’s still one of the best Western games ever made.
If Rockstar does decide to release a remaster, it’ll surely sell well. The game could benefit from a number of improvements, such as better graphics, improved framerates (>60), and even some new content.
Of course, there’s always the risk that a remaster could go south. If Rockstar doesn’t put enough effort into the project, the remaster could end up being a half-baked mess (Take GTA as an example).
Other than the rumors, there are also a few other factors that point towards the fact that a Red Dead Redemption remaster could be in the works.
Firstly, we know how Rockstar has been remastering some of its older games in recent years. For example, they released remastered versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas in 2021. Also, like mentioned earlier, RDR is one of Rockstar’s most popular games. It sold over 15 million copies worldwide, and it’s widely praised.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that a Red Dead Redemption remaster will ever be released. But all of the factors mentioned above do show that it’s a possibility.
If you’re a fan of the original game, then you should definitely keep an eye out for any news about a potential remaster, and we, from our side will make sure to keep you updated on all developments as new information becomes available.