Rockstar Allegedly Shelves Remasters for Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV


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The remastering/remaking of classic titles has proven to be successful with modern games like Resident Evil and The Last of Us, but it looks like Rockstar Games won’t be pursuing that direction.

Rockstar Allegedly Shelves Remasters for Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV

According to Kotaku, Rockstar was actually on the verge of releasing remasters for Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV, but has since put the projects on hold since the terrible reception of the GTA Trilogy that they released last year.

Instead, the studio is said to be putting all focus on the next Grand Theft Auto game, GTA 6, hoping that this will bury any bad press that they received from the poor release of the GTA trilogy. Despite RDR and GTAIV being shelved, there is still a chance that these remasters could get released, but in the meantime, the studio is going to be prioritizing something else.

If anything, Rockstar has kind of evolved greatly when it comes to the open-world shooter genre, and I don’t see any reason to come back to previous games besides revisiting the story. With the last GTA game coming out back in 2013, it would make sense for the studio to prioritize a new title made for the current-gen of consoles rather than coming back to something old and familiar and give it a modern-gen polish.

We don’t know when we’ll get our first official look at GTA VI, but hopefully the studio has something to show us before the year ends.

No release date has been announced for the next Grand Theft Auto game.

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