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Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S was also reportedly shelved
It’s claimed Rockstar was once planning an updated version of the game for new-gen consoles
Rockstar reportedly once intended to release Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, but has since shelved plans to do so.
That’s according to Tez2, a Rockstar insider who’s accurately leaked information about the company’s games in the past.
Last week they claimed remasters of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption “were on the table a few years ago” but are no longer planned.
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And in a more recent online exchange shared on Twitter by a fellow Rockstar Games enthusiast, Tez2 claimed an enhanced version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is no longer being planned either.
Asked whether it’s safe to say Red Dead Redemption 2 will never receive a PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release now, Tez2 replied: “Yes. I’ve heard about those a long time ago.
“As well as their plan to come up with an Enhanced Rockstar Editor. All cancelled/halted now.”
Kotaku subsequently backed up Tez2’s earlier claims regarding planned remasters of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption.
Citing sources with knowledge of Rockstar’s plans, it said the studio had—temporarily at least—parked the remasters to fully focus on Grand Theft Auto 6.
A few days later, Rockstar published a blog in which it said it will be winding down major development on Red Dead Online as it continues to work on GTA 6.
“Over the past few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series — understanding more than ever the need to exceed players’ expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be,” it said.