When it comes to remasters and remakes that gamers want to see, Red Dead Redemption is usually high on that list. Rockstar Games first released Red Dead Redemption on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010 and it has become one of the few games never to see any modern ports, until now.
Rockstar Games has just announced that Red Dead Redemption will receive a new release for the first time in over a decade, but some strange decisions have annoyed a lot of gamers and it isn’t quite the news we were hoping for.
Here is everything you need to know about Red Dead Redemption.
LATEST NEWS: Take-Two Interactive CEO calls Red Dead Redemption price great value
During an earnings call following the announcement of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption port, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that the price is “commercially accurate” when speaking to IGN.
Zelnick also stated that Red Dead Redemption “was a great standalone game in its own right when it was originally released, so we feel like it’s a great bundle for the first time, and certainly a great value for consumers.”
Red Dead Redemption Release Date, Platforms, And Price
Red Dead Redemption will initially be a digital-only release on August 17th, but it will see a physical release on October 13th.
In one of the strangest twists, Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption will only be released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. This means that it won’t be released on modern platforms or the Xbox One.
Red Dead Redemption will cost $49.99/£39.99 on both platforms.
Red Dead Redemption Bypasses PC Again?
When Red Dead Redemption was first released back in 2010 it was during a dark time in PC gaming when a lot of developers didn’t put much effort into the PC ports, and even more, just completely bypassed them altogether.
Thankfully, that isn’t the case today and most top games release on PC too. Unfortunately, Red Dead Redemption was one of the games that never saw a PC port back during its original release, which is confusing considering games released around the same time including GTA 4, L.A. Noire, and GTA 5 all saw PC releases too.
Despite PC gaming being as popular as it has ever been, we won’t be seeing Red Dead Redemption come to PC this time as the game will only be ported to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
So, Could Red Dead Redemption Remastered/Remake Be In Development?
Ever since the announcement of this Red Dead Redemption port, this is something that we’ve been thinking about, and in our opinion, it is entirely possible. We don’t want to conclusively say a remaster/remake of Red Dead Redemption is in the works. Still, this recent announcement does beg the question as to why the game is only being released on the last-generation PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch, a console that is about as powerful as a PS3/Xbox 360.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are almost three years old at this point and we are firmly in the next generation, so why would Rockstar Games choose to completely ignore the more powerful consoles and PC? This makes even less sense considering Rockstar Games’ latest title, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, released on the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
So, could the weaker consoles be seeing a straight port of the original game while the more powerful platforms will be seeing a remake or remaster of Red Dead Redemption? It is possible and we hope we’re correct.
Is Undead Nightmare Included?
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is a non-canon standalone expansion for Red Dead Redemption, released just five months after the base game launched. This expansion brings a zombie apocalypse to the wild west and is a must-play for fans of Red Dead Redemption.
We can confirm that Undead Nightmare will be included as part of the Red Dead Redemption port, making this the same as the Game of the Year edition of the game.
Red Dead Redemption Trailer
Check out the announcement trailer for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption port here.
About Red Dead Redemption
One of the most critically acclaimed games of all time with over 170 Game of the Year Awards, Red Dead Redemption tells the story of former outlaw John Marston as he journeys across the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico to track down the last remaining members of the notorious Van der Linde Gang in a bid to save his family. Relive, or experience for the first time, the events immediately following the epic tale of honor and loyalty in the 2018 blockbuster Red Dead Redemption 2 as Marston hunts down his former friends and outlaws Bill Williamson, Javier Escuella, and his former gang leader, Dutch van der Linde as the era of the cowboy comes to its end.
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Red Dead Redemption Trophy List
Currently, the trophies for the PS4 version of Red Dead Redemption haven’t been released. Once they are, we will update this with all the information you need.
Similar Games To Red Dead Redemption
If you enjoy Red Dead Redemption and want to check out some similar games, we highly recommend most of Rockstar Games’ library of titles, as well as some other similar open-world games from other developers.
Here are our picks for other games you should check out.
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Grand Theft Auto 4
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- L.A. Noire
- Saints Row
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Mafia 2
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Red Dead Redemption will be released on August 17, 2023, on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game was previously released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.