A remaster of Red Dead Redemption 2 is reportedly in development at Rockstar Games, according to a new leak. French gaming journalist Chris Klippel, who has been privy to insider information in the past, recently claimed that remasters for both Red Dead Redemption and its sequel have been in the works since 2020. Both are also targeting releases on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Klippel added that he’s unsure which studio has been tasked with handling the remasters, but some speculate that it could be a new internal studio at Rockstar Games or Take-Two Interactive. The remasters for both Red Dead Redemption games might also arrive as a bundle, meaning you won’t have to split payments across two different upgrades. This hasn’t 100% been confirmed yet, so we recommend taking it all with a grain of salt.
Rockstar’s most recent attempt at a remastered package was Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, which had a notoriously poor launch. The remasters of GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas were handled by Grove Street Games, which quickly buckled down to fix the numerous problems with them, though the damage had already been done.
Hopefully, Rockstar has learned its lesson and have delegated the duties for remastering the Red Dead Redemption games to a more capable studio.
Reports about the first Red Dead Redemption being remastered surfaced last year, so it makes sense that Rockstar would also attempt to remaster its sequel too for newer consoles. The company did this (countless times) with GTA V, so it’s not out of the ordinary. It might be a while until we get GTA 6, so the studio will have to fill out its fiscal year with some sort of “new” release.
Source: Chris Klippel