Good news and very bad news for Red Dead Redemption fans 6 months ago

Good news and very bad news for Red Dead Redemption fans

This is not the game that fans have been waiting 13 years for.

Just last week, we wrote about how Red Dead Redemption was one of the games that players most wanted to see get a decent remake or remaster.

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Now, just a few days later, developers Rockstar Games have confirmed an imminent release for Red Dead Redemption on the Nintendo Switch, and the PlayStation 4 (with backwards compatibility with the PS5).

Red Dead Redemption, as well as the zombie-filled spin-off Undead Redemption, will be available on the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store from Thursday 17 August, with a physical release due from Friday 13 October, but following the announcement, fans have been very unhappy with the incoming release.

While this will be the first time that Red Dead Redemption will be available on any console other than the PS3 and the Xbox 360 since it was first released in 2010, the new version of the game will not feature any graphical updates or gameplay remasters that made some recent re-releases like Dead SpaceThe Last Of Us Part One, and Resident Evil 4 absolute must-plays.

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Additionally, the untouched re-release on the PS4 and Switch is set to be priced at $49.99 upon release in the States (likely to be €44.99/£39.99 over here), whereas the 4k, backwards compatible version of the game on the Xbox is currently selling at €29.99/£24.99.

Rockstar Games faced a similar problem in 2021 when they released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definite Edition, which was blasted by critics and currently has a 0.9 audience score on Metacritic.

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