Rockstar apparently had plans to remaster GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption, but they were scrapped after the GTA trilogy.
Fans have been asking for a remaster for these two games, which came out over a decade ago, for some time. Many thought that they were next up after the trilogy of GTA games that got remastered last year. However, the low quality of that collection may have caused more remasters to be scrapped.
The GTA trilogy was a collection of three remastered GTA titles. The game included GTA 3, GTA: San Andreas and GTA: Vice City. But the collection launched with all kind of issues, leading to low review scores and backlash from players.
A Rockstar inside, Tez2, has claimed that the failures of the trilogy caused Rockstar to reconsider plans for more remasters. They said “As per a reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans, remasters of GTA IV and RDR1 were on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to proceed with the projects in mind.”
They go on to say that the “poor reception of the Trilogy DE might be a reason behind that decision”.
Rockstar had to apologise to players for the poor state of the remastered games. They had a variety of technical issues, unlicensed music and other problems plaguing it at every turn. Many criticised Rockstar for putting no effort into the remaster, and it’s easy to understand why.
However, rather than actually put the effort in to a new remaster, they’ve scrapped the idea entirely. Or at least, they have if this insider is accurate.
It’s a strange move, especially considering how many copies of the trilogy were sold despite its problems. It sold as many as 10 million copies since it came out in November 2021. Perhaps Rockstar aren’t confident they will be able to do these other remasters properly, so they want to avoid further backlash?
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