A Red Dead Redemption remaster is allegedly in development according to Rockstar Mag, which has previously had a good track record for Rockstar leaks.
Rockstar Mag made the claims in a YouTube video which is in French, but thanks to the translation, Chris from the channel essentially details that the remaster will not be a full-on remake but will improve the resolution and quality like with the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition. Therefore don’t expect the ultra-realistic graphics we got with Red Dead Redemption 2. If you’re interested, this is discussed from around the 3-minute mark in the video.
However Chris did not detail when the remaster would come out, but it is safe to assume that it will be for current-gen consoles and PC as this release would be a long way off from now.
A remaster of Red Dead Redemption also makes sense given Rockstar and parent company Take-Two’s interest in remastering their games, like with the remastered GTA: The Trilogy. In fact, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke previously during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, with the transcript being reported by the Video Games Chronicle.
Zelnick said “we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements. And that’s why I think our remastered titles typically do so well.” He also commented, “Remastering has always been a part of the strategy…we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release.”
This seems to reflect in the GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition trailer which was revealed last week. The visuals have undoubtedly been enhanced and improved which was shown throughout the trailer, but they’re not quite up to scratch with GTA V‘s graphics. However, this way of remastering works for keeping the essence of the original but with a resolution overhaul.
Following the sneak peek from the trailer, the Red Dead Redemption remaster (if it’s true) will likely mirror this format. However, it’s worth noting that the original Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy was released in 2005, whereas Red Dead Redemption was released in 2010.
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