Following stories from a number of dependable sources that Rockstar Games has canned Red Dead Redemption 1 and GTA 4 remasters, one other report has emerged claiming that the developer additionally cancelled plans for Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5 and Xbox Series X/S ports. This replace comes from the identical insider, Tez2, who initially revealed that Rockstar dropped the aforementioned remasters after Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition‘s poor reception – a declare that was later corroborated by different shops as nicely.
Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5 launch would have adopted GTA V current-gen launch
The concept of Red Dead Redemption 2’s current-gen launch is sensible. Although not as profitable as GTA 5, which spanned three console generations together with GTA Online, Red Dead Redemption 2 offered like sizzling desserts and got here with its personal tackle multiplayer in Red Dead Online. The multiplayer portion might have benefitted from including current-gen gamers to the combo. However, help for Red Dead Online dwindled, with Rockstar later admitting that it wants to take a position time and sources into GTA 6 to ensure that the upcoming recreation to fulfill expectations. With that, it seems like all hopes of Red Dead Redemption 2 on current-gen platforms have been dashed.
Per Tez2, it doesn’t appear like Rockstar Games needs to ship out a brand new enhanced model of #RedDeadRedemption2 for next-gen consoles anytime quickly.
It’s an absolute crime to desert this recreation over GTAV. pic.twitter.com/lZWsJTX8sq
— Ben (@videotech_) July 7, 2022
On the flip aspect, contemplating Rockstar has had little or no output since 2013, it in all probability makes extra monetary sense for the developer to maneuver on to new tasks whereas supporting the money cow that’s GTA 5. Banking on one recreation isn’t precisely a sensible concept when there’s potential for extra.
In different information, Ubisoft has sparked backlash from the broader gaming group after it emerged that the writer is making Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD inaccessible to PC house owners, and Stray’s day-one replace and trophies have been revealed forward of launch.