Rockstar has reignited the hope that Red Dead Redemption is returning in some way or another. According to the Korean authorities, the publisher has rated Red Dead Redemption in the region. The rating was listed on 15 June 2023 so it is even a recent filing.
Since its rating went public, fans have now started speculating what it could be. Many of them seemingly believe that it might be a Red Dead Redemption remaster for PC and consoles. If you remember, the game never made its way to PC in all these years. However, that might not be the case either.
According to Gematsu, the rating is actually for consoles. This is a giveaway due to its letters NV which indicates a console platform rating. If it were a PC game, it would have the NP rating. But don’t get sad just yet. This doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no PC port of whatever Red Dead Redemption game this is. It might just not yet have received its PC rating.
There’s even better news. This rating doesn’t seem to relate to a Koren-based version of the game either. Back in 2010 when Red Dead Redemption was launched, it did release in the region so this rating isn’t a localised version.
The Korean rating board has been quite reliable when it comes to leaks in the past. The board has accidentally listed a number of game ratings earlier than expected including God of War Ragnarok and even Final Fantasy XVI.
We have heard reports that Rockstar Games was working on a Red Dead Redemption port. Last year, it was reported that the studio cancelled the remaster due to the massive GTA VI leak which caused major internal setbacks for the company. That in addition to the rocky launch of the GTA Trilogy Remaster, forced Rockstar to cancel the project. It was also reportedly working on a Red Dead Redemption 2 Remaster for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
We can only hope that this rating is the first step towards a full announcement soon.