It's been 12 years since the release of the original Red Dead Redemption, and with the popularity of its sequel, there has been a lot of talk about the remaster over the years. New leaks suggest it might just be happening.
There have been a lot of fake rumors regarding the Red Dead Redemption remake over the years, and most arise around its birthday or in the absence of Red Dead Redemption 2 updates. Usually those rumors trackback to Twitter accounts with no prior history, sources, or anything relevant whatsoever.
However, this year's leak might just be the real thing, as the source is an informant related to Rockstar games.
According to him, Rockstar is working on two major Red Dead Redemption projects at the moment: the remaster of the original game and the next-gen release for Red Dead Redemption 2.
The next-gen release for Red Dead Redemption 2 is not a surprise and was expected after the release of GTA V for next-gen earlier in March this year. And considering the RDR2 is much newer than the GTA, it should not be a huge trouble for Rockstar to release the game for the next-gen consoles.
The announcement for this could be a lot sooner than the one for the remake.
As for the remake, the fact that Red Dead Redemption already remade the map from the original makes it all that more plausible. Especially considering that the New Mexico part of the RDR2 map was not utilized properly in the campaign as it had only a few missions scattered around the huge part of the map.
That would go in line with the absence of real effort put into Red Dead Online, which hasn't had any major changes since July last year, and it's not looking to get more, as we wrote earlier . It could just be that Rockstar has relocated staff and developers to the two projects mentioned.
Fans are of course skeptical about the quality of the remake, as the GTA Trilogy remake appeared to be a quick money-grab release as the game's development was outsourced to a third-party company, which produced the release of a glitchy unfinished game. We hope that will not be the case, and the Red Dead Redemption original gets properly built on top of RDR2.
The Twitter post about the leak can be found below.