In a nutshell: The failed launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition from Rockstar Games left a bad taste in customers’ mouths and reportedly prompted the company to put other planned remasters on the shelves. Sources familiar with the matter told Kotaku that Rockstar has paused work on all remakes to focus on developing Grand Theft Auto VI.
A recent tweet from a GTA insider claimed that Rockstar was no longer working on Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV remakes.
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.
The poor reception of the Trilogy DE could be a reason for that decision.#GTA IV #RDR1
— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) July 4, 2022
Rockstar confirmed in February that the next entry in the GTA franchise was well underway, suggesting that the scope will be significantly wider than what they’ve delivered before. GTA V landed in 2013 and has enjoyed an unprecedented longevity, thanks in part to its expansive in-game world and attention to detail. If Rockstar can significantly surpass that game, they have another winner on their hands without a doubt.
Kotaku’s Resources Further noted that remasters of RDR and GTA IV can be revisited after GTA VI ships. Unfortunately, they had no information to share on when that might happen, and Rockstar didn’t share any launch details either.
If given the choice, which path would you choose? Remasters of RDR and GTA IV for GTA VI, after that or not at all? Personally, I’m all for remasters, as long as they’re handled well and don’t cause more frustration than they’re worth.