Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5

Last week, reports on innerworkings at Rockstar made a lot of headlines. The gist of the reports was that the developer had shelved remasters of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV, in favour of focusing on Grand Theft Auto 6. The reports originated through Rockstar insider Tez2, and that same, supposedly reliable insider is now back with more information.

Tez2 reckons Rockstar has also ditched plans to re-release Red Dead Redemption 2 on current-gen consoles, like the PS5: "I've heard about [Red Dead Redemption 2 current-gen versions] a long time ago. As well as [Rockstar's] plan to come up with an Enhanced Rockstar Editor. All cancelled / halted now."

This follows on from the news that the developer is basically pulling the plug on significant support for Red Dead Online — the online multiplayer component for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Fans have long been asking for an updated Red Dead Redemption 2 — a game that's considered by many to be one of the PS4's absolute best. Heck, we imagine that most players would be happy with a straightforward PS5 patch, upping the frame rate and perhaps adding new graphics options. As it stands, the open world title is capped at 30 frames-per-second, even when playing on Sony's latest system.

Now look, we get that Rockstar wants GTA 6 to exceed expectations. Given the unparalleled success of Grand Theft Auto V, the company needs the next instalment to be a behemoth. But it feels like the developer is doing some of its most beloved games a disservice in its hunt for profit. The thought that we may never get a PS5 version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a real kicker.

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