The first game is over 10 years old so even an updated re-release is warranted (pic: Rockstar Games)
Rumblings of a Red Dead Redemption remake or remaster have picked up again, now that the original game’s set to be delisted from PS Plus.
There has been talk of the original Red Dead Redemption receiving a remaster or remake since late last year. Considering Take-Two claims to have eight remakes/remasters in development, it’s easy to believe that Red Dead Redemption is amongst them.
Neither Take-Two, nor developer Rockstar Games, have officially spoken on the matter, but the rumours have picked up again after the original game’s listing on PlayStation Plus was updated.
The revamped PS Plus service has only just launched in Europe (meaning it’s now available worldwide) and yet Red Dead Redemption, as well as its Undead Nightmare expansion, have an expiry date.
Both are currently available as part of the Premium tier, which provides access to a selection of PlayStation 3 games to cloud stream.
However, the games are now listed as only being available until October 17, just under four months away.
This was first spotted by French outlet Rockstar Mag. It adds that it checked every other PlayStation 3 game available, and Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare are the only ones that will eventually be removed from the service.
At the time of writing, no official reason has been given for this, but Rockstar Mag sees this as further proof that the first game is seeing a remaster or remake in the near future.
Rockstar has already done this before. In the run up to the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, it removed the original versions of all three of its games from digital storefronts.
If this is them doing the same thing with Red Dead Redemption, then Rockstar must be planning to announce and release the remaster/remake within the coming months. Hopefully, it won’t be as rough a launch as GTA: The Trilogy’s was.
Rockstar Mag was also the first to claim that a remaster/remake of the first game exists, and its founder Chris Klippel has said that a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is waiting in the wings too.
Rockstar’s current plans are mysterious enough already. While it has formally announced Grand Theft Auto 6, we know next to nothing about it and while there have been insistent rumours that a sequel to Bully is in the works that’s never been confirmed either.
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