Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 has been a tremendous, runaway success, and it’s now reaching new heights. After only being available on current-generation consoles for around a year after its initial release, leaks are suggesting that the open-world Western shooter might be set to make its way over to next-generation consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X) shortly.
All of this comes from an almost-certainly-real leaker — known as “Nurullah” on Twitter — who is claiming that Rockstar Games is currently working on an upgraded version of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS5 and Xbox Series X that will come out within the next 10 months.
Whether this turns out to be true or not, there’s little doubt that Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best games ever released on PS4 and Xbox Series. To date, over 250 million copies have been sold worldwide. The latest console gaming rumor claims that Rockstar might be on the verge of pushing the envelope even further with a remastered edition for next-gen platforms. This is unconfirmed for now, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this is true.
During a recent interview, Rockstar’s former lead game developer stated that the studio’s upcoming sequel to their wildly successful western action-adventure series, “Red Dead Redemption 2 Playstation 5 upgrade,” could be coming to the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles by 2021. The source also stated that there were plans for a hardware revision of the PS5 that would be released soon after its initial launch in late 2020.
If you’ve played Red Dead Redemption 2, then you know it’s an open-world masterpiece. The game has everything a person could ask for, including an epic storyline, zombie hordes, and even a battle royale mode. In many ways, Red Dead Redemption 2 feels like the best game ever made, but as we all know, every good thing must come to an end. There’s no way that Rockstar Games can continue to pump out games at this level of excellence without someone getting overexcited and letting details slip.
Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best-selling games of all time and was recently released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It’s also on a lot of gamers’ radars because it has been out for less than a year and it has been mentioned in connection with potential downloadable content. Is there more of this game coming?
Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5 upgrade
With all of the upcoming releases of triple-A sandbox titles, gamers are wondering if Rockstar is going to bring their A-game Western title, Red Dead Redemption 2 over to the PS5, Xbox One X, and PC within the next year or so. With first-party support seeming to slow with only small games on the horizon and announcements of a new generation coming in 2019 and 2020, it might be some time before we see Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS5 get enhanced for current-gen consoles. However, Rockstar has not outright said no to an upgrade which could mean very big things for fans of the beloved gangster game.
The Rockstar Games western might have reached the top of the AAA gaming tree last year, but a lot has changed in the world of gaming since then. While its release date remains a mystery, there have been some hints about what to expect from the PS5 and Xbox’s next generations, and whether or not Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5 is one of those first-party titles. Just like the first game, Red Dead Redemption 2 is too big to make it to current consoles (and unlike other games in its genre, like Fallout 76).
There hasn’t been any confirmation yet on a potential update for RDR2, but it could happen. While the original game also included some visual enhancements, it wasn’t until Rockstar released GTA 5 for PS5 and Xbox One that it added ray-tracing and 4K support. On top of this, several visual and audio features were only available on PC until now. It can also be running at 60 FPS across the entirety of the game. You will be playing Arthur Morgan, a gunslinger from the Van der Linde gang who is tasked with hunting down bounty targets while at the same time working alongside his gang to survive in 1899’s Wild West.