Fans of Rockstar Games were recently thrown into a frenzy with purported leaks suggesting a remastered version of the beloved game Red Dead Redemption. However, these reports have now been called into question.
Initial whispers within the gaming community pointed towards the possibility that Rockstar had initially considered revisiting both Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV. The gaming giant reportedly pivoted its resources towards the much-anticipated GTA VI, leading to claims that the remastering projects had been cancelled. Later, however, suggestions surfaced that the remastering work had simply been shelved temporarily rather than being scrapped entirely.
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Fuelling these rumours was the suggestion that both GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption were slated for remastering, with a supposed release date for the latter speculated to occur by the end of this year. Even as online murmurings seemed to affirm the existence of a Red Dead Redemption remake – a belief further supported by a conspicuous website domain update – Rockstar Games has remained notably silent, issuing no official statement regarding either game.
The plot thickened when the subreddit ‘GamingLeaksandRumours‘ dropped what was purported to be an inside scoop, suggesting a Spring 2024 launch for the Red Dead Redemption remaster. It was also claimed that this revamped version would come complete with the Undead Nightmare expansion. Two alleged screenshots of the remake were also revealed, stoking the flames of anticipation among fans.
However, the excitement was short-lived as eagle-eyed Reddit users promptly called out these screenshots. The critics argued that the images were nothing more than scenes from Red Dead Redemption 2 or possibly a remaster mod. Their reasoning stemmed from the identical locations featured in the screenshots, coupled with the lack of any new game elements or NPCs.
The gaming community now finds itself grappling with the reality that these alleged leaks might just be an elaborate hoax. Still, hopes remain high that the much-anticipated Red Dead Redemption remaster could make its grand appearance either later this year or in 2024. In the meantime, all eyes are on Rockstar Games for an official announcement to either confirm or put these rumours to rest.