The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has recently rated Red Dead Redemption, assigning it the classification number “CC-NV-230615-001.” Korean game ratings use the abbreviation “NV” for console games and “NP” for PC games. It’s worth noting that a console rating does not necessarily mean that there is no PC version available, and vice versa.
Speculations have already begun circulating, with many believing that Rockstar may be planning to either remaster the game for modern platforms like PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, or simply port it to these platforms as it has been exclusive to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
A Reddit user has pointed out an interesting detail about this new rating registration, comparing it to the 2010 registration. In the previous registration, the term “actual blood-stain expression” was used in the violence section, which was also employed in Undead Nightmare, the Game of the Year Edition, and even Red Dead Revolver.
However, the current registration includes the expression “body damage” in addition to “real blood-stain expression.” The use of “body damage” is unusual in these registrations. According to the user, only Doom, Doom Eternal, and Red Dead Redemption 2 have utilized the same expression. This observation suggests the possibility of complete overhaul for Red Dead Redemption, potentially incorporating graphics and gameplay mechanics similar to those seen in RDR2.
While it is still too early to draw any definitive conclusions based solely on this new rating, it does confirm one thing: Red Dead Redemption is being revived in some form, which is undoubtedly exciting news for fans of the franchise.
Released in 2010, Red Dead Redemption garnered widespread critical acclaim for its immersive open-world environment, compelling storyline, well-developed characters, and visually stunning graphics. Its realistic depiction of the Old West and its exploration of themes such as redemption, morality, and the fading frontier earned it significant praise.
The success of Red Dead Redemption paved the way for the release of its prequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, in 2018. The second installment further expanded upon the world and narrative of its predecessor, solidifying the franchise’s reputation.
As of now, the Korean rating is the only update we have regarding Red Dead Redemption, and there has been no official announcement or confirmation from Rockstar regarding a potential port or remaster. We can only wait and see what Rockstar has in store for Red Dead Redemption fans. What are your thoughts on this news? Let us know in the comments section below.