According to an industry insider and trusted source of Rockstar information, Tez2, both GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption remasters were under consideration, but were canceled shortly after. Speculation suggests the remasters were shelved following the disappointing reception of GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition.
The trilogy was one of Rockstar Game’s few missteps, and the game was panned across the board for its apparent lack of brilliance and disappointing quality. Rumors and reports that GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption remasters are in the works have been circulating the internet for a while, but nothing has been officially said about the games.
Rockstar Games confirmed earlier this year that the next game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise is in the works, but has declined to comment on any other project in the pipeline at its studios.
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GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption might not be remastered after all
According to a reliable source with clear accuracy about Rockstar plans, remasters of GTA IV and RDR1 were on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to go ahead with the projects in mind.
— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) July 4, 2022
Virtually every game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise beyond Grand Theft Auto 2 has now received a remaster or remake, leaving only Grand Theft Auto IV the only game still only available on the PS3/PC. The game is considered a real fan favorite and the fans have been quite vocal in asking Rockstar to work on a remaster for the game.
In a similar vein, the original Red Dead Redemption can only be played on a PS3 or via streaming on new consoles, but it’s not the best way to experience the game. The demand for a remaster has been palpable since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018.
Rockstar has not yet officially commented on the remasters or whether they have been canceled. If indeed they’ve been cancelled, there’s little chance that Rockstar will ever acknowledge the projects are on the table.
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