Red Dead Redemption PS5 remaster might saddle up for one more ride

A Red Dead Redemption PS5 remaster has been craved by PlayStation fans for a long time now given it is locked to PS3, and new evidence looks positive!

Red Dead Redemption PS5 remaster might saddle up for one more ride
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson

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Now, I think most players are familiar with riding through the Wild West collecting those Red Dead Redemption trophies on PS3. However, the evidence is mounting for a Red Dead Redemption PS5 remaster that will save one of the best PS3 games from aging hardware.

Rockstar set to save Red Dead from PS3

Last week, the Korean Ratings Board had a listing for Rockstar's Read Dead Redemption, suggesting the title was getting a native revision for PS5 (and possibly PS4). Given that publishers have to apply for a rating, it's not likely that this was either false or a rogue old version of the game.
Now, a compelling suggestion from pundit and analyst Colin Moriarty suggests it is almost certainly on the way, possibly with a release date in August 2023. “I have seen confirmation that [the Red Dead Redemption remaster] is real,” Moriarty said on his podcast, linked above. “I had someone reach out to me behind the scenes that showed me something that definitively shows this game is coming — maybe even imminently with an announcement, maybe in August.”

Allegedly, a Red Dead Redemption remaster was scrapped after the incredibly poor reception to Grove Street Games' remasters of the GTA games. However, it's possible that the method that Grove Street Games used — AI tools, texture uprezzing, resoloution and frame rate tweaks, and modernized controls — was scrapped, favoring a more hands-on approach. It's also possible that Rockstar is content with the patching of the GTA Definitive Editions, and will allow the method to be re-tried on Red Dead Redemption.
Red Dead Redemption, would you believe, is actually the second game in the series after Red Dead Revolver. However, it garnered more critical acclaim than the first game ever could with reformed outlaw John Marston at the helm, riding across the deserts and trying to negotiate the Wild West. It is now regarded as a legendary PS3 game, though it was removed from PS Now and PS Plus Premium last year meaning PS5 and PS4 players lost access.

What do you think of the potential upgrades? Will it become one of the best PS5 games too? You simply must let us know in the comments below! See you there, cowboys.
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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