- Rockstar Games has announced a PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch port for Red Dead Redemption.
- Red Dead Redemption fans had built great expectations for the title, as recent rumours suggested a remaster or remake coming to several platforms, including PC.
- This has disappointed many fans, who call this a “lazy” port with an over-the-top $50 price tag.
- The Red Dead Redemption series has remained dry for a while, and the recent news seems more like a nail in the coffin for any hope the fans had.
Rockstar Games recently announced Red Dead Redemption and the Undead Nightmare expansion coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, including backward compatibility with the PlayStation 5. Since fans had hoped for a remaster or remake on several platforms, including PC, this conversion port has been dubbed “lazy” and overpriced. As such, the studio is under severe backlash over the recent announcement.
Red Dead Redemption: A lazy PS4, Xbox, and Switch port?
No new content
No upgraded visuals
No 60 fps option
Hard pass! pic.twitter.com/m5WaSwXbN4
— Xvault Gaming (@Xvault2) August 7, 2023
The Red Dead Redemption announcement came with much disappointment from the fans. One of the main reasons for that is because, for a long time, there had been rumours that it would be a remaster, coming to PC along with Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 & 5. Instead, fans are left with a port they consider “lazy” with no PC version and a $50 price tag.
In a new conversion by Double Eleven Studios, the Switch and PS4 versions bring the two classic experiences together again for both new players and original fans to enjoy across modern consoles, including backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 5,” says Rockstar Games.
One may consider that there is a silver lining for PlayStation fans since they can play it on PS4 and PS5 via backward compatibility. But it is important to note that hardly anyone would be willing to pay $50 for a conversion port. In any case, this could be bad for the series since no matter how well the re-release performs; it would be considered negative for either the franchise or Rockstar Games.
The dilemma with the #RedDeadRedemption port:
• If it does well, it shows that publishers can get away with $50 lazy ports.
• If it doesn’t do well we will likely never see a remake of the game.
•That was the message Take 2 got from the GTA Trilogy not doing well. pic.twitter.com/WkGI8TQrqI
— Gaming News + (@Gamingnewsplus_) August 7, 2023
Ultimately, Rockstar Games may have made a terrible decision that could cost them many fans. But it’s not the first time the studio has made decisions that upset the Red Dead Redemption community. Last year, Rockstar Games revealed that it had steadily shifted Red Dead Online resources onto the next iteration in the Grand Theft Auto series.
- The Rumored Red Dead Remaster Could Also Release On Nintendo Switch
- The Original Red Dead Redemption Gets Rated In Korea Out Of Nowhere
- Rockstar Is Working On An Unannounced VR Project
The franchise has long been suffering from content drought, and this supposed remaster could have been a wonderful thing for fans and a great way to revitalize the series. Instead, it seems like this announcement could be a nail in the coffin for hopes that fans had developed over the past few months. It is a sad day, especially when the top posts on r/reddeadredemption all discuss that no one should buy this port.
Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmare expansion have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, including backward compatibility with the PlayStation 5. It will be released digitally on August 17, 2023, and physically on October 13, 2023.
Thanks! Do share your feedback with us. ⚡
How could we improve this post? Please Help us. ✍