Rockstar Games shelved a Red Dead Remaster and Grand Theft Auto, according to Rockstar insider Tez2.
“Remasters of IV and RDR1 weren’t in production” they elaborted. “Simply in the ideas phase and remained there for years. Rockstar’s plan was to start with the Trilogy and follow up with IV and RDR1. The decision to greenlight more depended on the initial reception of the trilogy.”
Kotaku has confirmed this as well, according to reporting by Zack Zwiezen. The story mentions that we may see a Red Dead Remaster and Grand Theft Auto IV remaster in the future. For now, though, Rockstar’s focus is on the next Grand Theft Auto, which is currently in development.
The 2021 release of “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition” was a bit of a disaster. So much so that it made our list of remasters that completely failed on day one.
Rockstar Games apologized to their fans for the state of the game at release and have been addressing the technical issues moving forward. Still, players aren’t too happy with the state of the games.
Rather than put in resources to ensure that a GTA IV and Red Dead Remaster meet their standards, Rockstar seems content to focus on GTA VI instead. It makes sense with an ever-growing public pressure for a new Grand Theft Auto experience that isn’t GTA Online. I’d much rather have a new game than another re-release for GTA V, anyway.
As a reminder, this news has no bearing on the upcoming Max Payne 1&2 project, a joint-venture with Remedy and Rockstar.
For more things Rockstar, check out our list of every Grand Theft Auto game ranked from worst to best.
If you’re wondering when we’ll learn more about Grand Theft Auto VI, your guess is as good as mine.