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RIP Rockster remasters

Red Dead Redemption remaster reportedly scrapped following GTA debacle


  • According to reports, Rockstar was working on a Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4 remaster.
  • The concept has been scrapped by the studio.
  • It stands to reason that the terrible reception of the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition played into the decision.



A rumored Red Dead Redemption remaster is reportedly on the chopping block before it ever got going.

The news comes to us from Rockstar Games reporter, Tez2, on Twitter. According to his source, the unannounced RDR 1 and GTA 4 remaster projects are now dead in the water.

Such remasters would make sense, seeing as Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA 5 remain two of the most successful games of all time.

In Tez2 states, it stands to reason that the abysmal reception of the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Definitive Edition is to blame for this.

RIP Red Dead Redemption remaster

Red Dead Redemption – and to a lesser degree, GTA 4 – are timeless stories that are worth revisiting years after their release.

A Red Dead Redemption remaster would have been welcomed with open arms, if it weren’t for the mishandling of the last GTA remaster.

It wasn’t the remaster, itself, that led to poor reception. It was the lackluster effort that seemed to be put into the final product.

If Rockster were planning to put similar effort into a Red Dead Redemption remake, then it might be for the best that they canceled the project. For now, we’ll need to continue to rely on modders to keep the graphics modern.