Rumours of a Red Dead Redemption remaster have been going around for a quite a while now, and it seems they were somewhat correct.
You see, Rockstar has today announced that Red Dead Redemption, as well as its horror-themed expansion, Undead Nightmare, are making their way to PS4 and Switch, courtesy of a conversion by Double Eleven Studios. Even better, they’re on their way this month; on 17th August, to be exact.
Why are they not coming to Xbox, you might be wondering? Well, it’s probably because they’re already playable on Xbox consoles thanks to backwards compatibility. What it does mean, though, is that there’s little in the way of graphical enhancements. That’s a real shame, given how phenomenal its sequel looked. Still, while we’d have loved a remake, a port/remaster is better than nothing.
For those not in the know, Red Dead Redemption puts players in the shoes of former outlaw John Marston, who travels across the American West and Mexico in order to hunt down the Van der Linde gang in an effort to save his family. Its events follow those that unfold in Red Dead Redemption 2, which released on PS4, Xbox One and PC back in 2018, and that we awarded a mighty 10/10 in our review.
Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare will cost $49.99 on PS4 and Switch when it launches digitally on 17th August, and for the first time it will also have support for Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Latin American Spanish. If you’d prefer a boxed copy to add to your game’s collection, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. A physical release is set for 13th October. Check out the announcement trailer below.