According to a Rockstar insider, the optimisation of Red Dead Redemption 2 for current consoles has allegedly fallen victim to the development of GTA 6.
Although Red Dead Redemption 2 remains one of the most visually and graphically advanced games on the market, many gamers may have been hoping for a PS5 and Xbox X Series X/S port that would take better advantage of the technological advances of the current generation of consoles. Unfortunately, however, it seems that the rumours we reported yesterday have proven to be true.
Rockstar has reportedly halted or stopped development on enhanced versions of RDR 2.
Work on Rockstar’s open-world western may continue, but the company’s current plans are to prioritise GTA 6 for now, as confirmed by Tez2 itself and later by Kotaku recently.
As pointed out by Games Radar, Rockstar never confirmed that they were working on an enhanced edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, but given the video game’s million-dollar success and their work on Grand Theft Auto V, there was no shortage of people dreaming of reviving the blockbuster game that will hit stores in 2018. However, Rockstar has not yet commented on the matter.
A few days ago, Tez2 announced that Rockstar had changed its plans for remastering Grand Theft Auto IV and the first Red Dead Redemption and is already working to focus all its resources on GTA 6, which is officially known only to be in the works.
The change may have been influenced by the poor reception of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, although it did well in terms of sales.
In any case, this news is a big disappointment for fans of Red Dead Redemption 2, as it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s one of Rockstar’s best games, and the optimised version of the game would have been a sure hit with both hands for users of the current console generation.
Source: Games Radar