John Marston

You might have heard rumours over the past week about the possibility of Rockstar Games announcing a Red Dead Redemption remake (running on the Red Dead Redemption 2 engine) for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and PC.

The now-deleted post originally surfaced on the imageboard website 4Chan and created a lot of excitement over on Reddit. Before you jump on the bandwagon, you might be interested to know it's likely a complete load of tumbleweed.

Former Rockstar Games leaker Yan2295 - who has accurately leaked information about Grand Theft Auto Online in the past - stamped out any hopes of John Marston's return in a single tweet:

One other issue is the fact it would likely take a lot of time and effort to remake the original Red Dead Redemption. As the website Inverse points out:

While RDR’s map does slightly overlap with RDR 2, it’s vastly different and would require Rockstar to retexture, remodel, and potentially redesign large swaths of virtual countryside.

It took Rockstar eight years to make RDR2 and it eventually launched in October 2018. That means if a remake was arriving this year, it would have been remade in the new engine in less than a few years.

The original game also celebrated its 10th anniversary last month - therefore, if a remake was happening, the month of May would have been the perfect time to announce it.

What do you make of this rumour? Would you like to see the original game get a remake? Tell us down below.

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