Rockstar Games had been planning on developing remastered versions of Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption but has decided to shelve the projects, according to Tez2, a Rockstar insider who has been told by a reliable source that they’re no longer on the table. The exact reason for this seems to be unknown, but Tez2 speculates that it probably had something to do with the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition remasters, which released last year but garnered a lot of negative reception for reasons that ranged from poor character models to performance issues and broken quests. A remastered version of Red Dead Redemption has long been requested by Rockstar fans, particularly by PC gamers, as the game remains exclusive to PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles outside of emulation. The game was originally released in 2010 and serves as a spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver and a prequel to Red Dead Redemption 2. Digital Dreams shared a video earlier this year that demonstrates how a remastered version of Red Dead Redemption might look running on modern hardware via RPCS3, one of the more advanced PS3 emulators.
As per a reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans, remasters of GTA IV & RDR1 were on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to proceed with the projects in mind.— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) July 4, 2022
The poor reception of the Trilogy DE might be a reason behind that decision.#GTAIV #RDR1
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