Red Dead Redemption 2 was a critical and commercial success when it released in October of last year. This very success left many fans wondering what’s next for Rockstar Games. A new leak/rumor has emerged on the internet which claims Rockstar Games is working on a Red Dead Redemption Remake with an estimated release date between December 2020 and January of 2021.
The leak/rumor comes from Reddit user throwaway11113454 who posted it on GamingLeaksAndRumours. The leak is very interesting is definitely worth the read. According to the leaker, the information comes from a person he knows working as an environment artist over at Rockstar Games. The leaker says it isn’t a remaster but Rockstar Games is working on an entire Red Dead Redemption remake.
Because of this, Red Dead Redemption remake will feature a much larger map as compared to the original. Rockstar is aiming to bring the same kind of fidelity from the recent Red Dead Redemption 2 to the remake.
Rockstar Games is also bringing protagonist John Marston’s voice actor, Rob Wiethoff, back for the project. He is reportedly being brought back to record new voice lines. Rockstar aims to bridge the gap between the two stories by referencing Arthur and events of RDR 2 naturally.
The leaker also claims that Rockstar was planning the Red Dead Redemption remake for the 10 year anniversary of the original but the developing team encountered several bugs which delayed the game’s release. But Rockstar is still trying to bring the development back to speed by shifting 2/3 of the Red Dead Online team to work on the remake.
All of this does seem exciting but there is a lack of information in the leak. Furthermore, we have no evidence to back up these claims. We have also seen a lot of leaks and rumors regarding Rockstar working on a PC port of Red Dead Redemption 2. And this recent leak contradicts the PC leak and suggests that Rockstar’s attention is towards the remake. So if the leak is true, this might result in delay of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC or the remake itself.
This lack of information is why it is best to take this leak with a grain of salt and wait for official confirmation from Rockstar Games.