A Red Dead Redemption Remake Could Be In The Works

A recent financial call from Take-Two Interactive hints that a remake of Red Dead Redemption could be on the way.

In the financial call, references are made to Take-Two’s plans for the future. Intentions are made clear that the games company intends to release “new iterations of previously released titles”.

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We’ve seen Take-Two re-release their games before. Grand Theft Auto V saw several launches on new console hardware. In fact, a new version of GTA V is slated to release for the PS5 and Xbox Series X this November.

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No specific titles are mentioned in the report, but there’s a high possibility that a remake or remaster of the original Red Dead Redemption could be on the table.

Credit: Rockstar Games

Why remaster Red Dead Redemption?

For starters, fans of the Red Dead franchise are crying out for more content. A recent petition surfaced that requested Rockstar Games develop single-player DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s since gathered nearly 8,000 signatures.

The first Red Dead Redemption released in 2010 on Xbox 360 and PS3. It’s never seen a release on the PC platform. In comparison, its sequel is miles better in terms of its technical prowess. In fact, modders have been able to push Red Dead 2 to the limit with incredible 8K raytracing mods.

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Two cowboys riding off into the sunset on horseback
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There’s no doubt, we’d love to experience the story of the original Red Dead Redemption in a world as stunning as its sequel. Rockstar might already be part of the way there – much of the original Red Dead map was remastered to feature in the epilogue of Red Dead Redemption 2.

To top it all off, it makes sense from a narrative perspective to re-release the original Red Dead Redemption now. With the sequel serving as a prologue, the ending leads directly into the beginning of the original game.

For many players, Red Dead 2 will have been their first outing into Rockstar’s wild west adventure. It’d be great if those players could pick the story back up right from where they left off.

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Maybe we’re just wishing the game into existence, but who can blame us! Would you play a remaster of Red Dead Redemption? Let us know across our social channels.

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