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Rockstar was planning remasters of Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption but decided to scrap them, it’s been claimed.
Rockstar insider Tez2, who’s accurately leaked information about the company’s games in the past including GTA Online content, claimed on Twitter that both games were in the works but are no longer going concerns.
“As per a reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans, remasters of GTA IV and RDR1 were on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to proceed with the projects in mind,” they said.
“The poor reception of the Trilogy DE might be a reason behind that decision.”
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Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition in November 2021, promising modern remasters of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
However, the highly anticipated collection released with a significant number of technical issues, as well as “unintended” documents within its game files such as unlicensed music and developer notes.
Rockstar subsequently apologised to fans for the state of the game and promised a series of updates to improve the title.
Despite the launch issues, sales figures shared in February suggested the title had sold as many as 10 million copies following its release last November.
And during the company’s third quarter earnings call in February, Zelnick said the title had “significantly exceeded” the publisher’s commercial expectations.
Rockstar confirmed in February that “active development” on Grand Theft Auto 6 was “well underway”.