As most gamers focus their attention towards GTA VI and the botched remakes of the classic PS2-era GTA titles, it appears that Rockstar Games is already working on something just as big. If we are to believe recent reports, the popular video game studio is working on a next-gen patch for Red Dead Redemption 2. More importantly, the same source claims that Rockstar is remaking the original Red Dead Redemption.
Are we getting a Red Dead Redemption remake soon?
If we're being honest, this isn't the first time that we've heard about a remake of Red Dead Redemption. Back in February 2021, an anonymous developer leaked information about the Red Dead Redemption remake. At the time, the said leaker pointed out that Rockstar intends to release the RDR remake before GTA VI on October 2023. Since then, we've heard that Rockstar will not release GTA 6 until 2025. In addition, another leaker revealed that Rockstar is going to release a "remaster" of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption in 2023 to help tide fans over until GTA VI is released.
Unfortunately, we can't consider either of these claims as official information. Even if releasing a series of remasters (or remakes) lines up with Rockstar's current strategy, everything that you just read is mere speculation until otherwise confirmed.
With that said, we'd be remiss if we didn't bring to your attention yet another source claiming pretty much the same thing.
What are the chances for a Rdr2 ps5 patch this year? Or a Rdr1 remake this year
Pretty high for an announcement but a release, I don't think so
— AccountNGT (@AccNgt) January 7, 2022
According to AccountNGT on Twitter, there is a "pretty high" chance for Rockstar to announce a next-gen patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 and a remake of the original Red Dead Redemption. Similar to previous sources, AccountNGT is not affiliated with Rockstar in any way. But, since the user was the one who leaked Star Wars Eclipse long before anyone else got wind of it, it wouldn't hurt to listen to what he has to say.
At the end of the day, Rockstar will want to release a next-patch Red Dead Redemption 2 patch. The game hit the market in 2018. Even if Red Dead Redemption 2s stunning environments have kept up with current-gen graphics, it wouldn't hurt to see just how much better the game would look with native support on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.
Rockstar will confirm part of the recent leaks if it announces a next-gen patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 this year. Fingers crossed, a Red Dead Redemption remake announcement will come after.
Ultimately, we're just hoping that Rockstar has learned from its mistakes with Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. Otherwise, Rockstar might find itself in the midst of refunds and complaints once again.