Rockstar Games might be focusing their attention on releasing the anticipated Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition in a couple of weeks, but rumours are floating around again of the company planning a remaster of the first Red Dead Redemption too. This marks the second time that talks of a remaster are popping up, leading many to believe that it could be legitimate.
Recently reported by Rockstar Mag’s Chris Kippel, who has proven to be a reputable source in the Rockstar community, he reiterated that Rockstar Games were already hard at work on a Red Dead Redemption remaster. Kotaku reported the same claims earlier this year. Of course, this might largely depend on the success of GTA: The Trilogy, which could spur them on to release the RDR remaster (or remake, as Kippel stated).
This comes amidst rumours and some confusion over Kippel’s exact wording on the development of Grand Theft Auto 6 which, due to a French to English mistranslation, was mistaken for the insider claiming that its production was “chaotic.” Kippel later clarified that it was simply his speculation and nothing he had heard from any official source. However, he seems to remain firm on his stance that Rockstar is indeed ready to move forward with a remaster for Red Dead Redemption.
Unfortunately, we’ll be waiting a while until we hear more news about Grand Theft Auto 6. Rockstar might be banking on these remasters to fill in the gaps during the long wait for GTA 6, which is apparently still a few years off from release. If these reports are true, then we can expect more than just Grand Theft Auto remasters from the acclaimed studio next. Our hopes are for remasters of Bully or Midnight Club 3. We’ll even take Table Tennis at this point.
Source: Chris Kippel