Rumors have been circulating for some time regarding a possible remake of Red Dead Redemption. The game was originally released over a dozen years ago on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and follows the exploits of outlaw John Marston as he hunts down members of his former gang. sequel, launched in 2018, showcased John’s gang through his glory years and close ties to the events of the first game. As such, fans have been demanding a re-release of Red Dead Redemption to bring it more in line with the modern gameplay and visuals.
Back in 2021, sister site Push Square mentioned that a Red Dead Redemption remasteredbut its release can depend on the success Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: Definitive Edition. Launched on Switch and other platforms last year, the redesigned trilogy sold out well, Over 10 million copies shippedHowever, it was heavily criticized by the media and gamers alike for its poor visuals and multiple glitches at launch.
Now, it appears that Rockstar Games has decided not to go ahead with its plans to rework Red Dead Redemption. According to reliable inside information Tez2 (Thanks, VGC), a Remaster version of the game was on the cards a few years ago, along with 2008 GTA IVbut this has now been cancelled.
Now, the main thing here is that Tez2 states that the reception of GTA Trilogy may be He was a factor in the decision… may be. Despite the poor reception, the group was able to ship an extraordinary number of copies, proving a commercial if not necessarily critical success. So this reasoning is likely just speculation at this point.
Whether such an enhancer was ever considered for the Switch is another matter entirely, but a re-release of the popular Western title now seems unlikely. Which platform, regardless. back in 2018, Former Nintendo President Amy Reggie Fells says he “loves” to see Red Dead Redemption 2 on the SwitchSo maybe we shouldn’t tell him this sad news. Sorry Reggie.
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