Fans of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto have been waiting on news of remasters and remakes for a long time. Take-Two has hinted that they may be coming soon.
Take-Two released its financial report recently and in the process revealed that one of the company’s goals is to release “new iterations of previously released titles,” over the next few years, which sounds a lot like remasters and remakes, something the company has hinted at before.
Fans have been pining for a Red Dead Redemption remake ever since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel-but-really-a-prequel seemed to set the stage for such a remaster as the game contained most of the original map for Red Dead Redemption. There wasn’t much to actually do in that part of the game’s map, which has led many to speculate it was just there waiting to be used in the unconfirmed Red Dead Redemption remake.
Take-Two has previously hinted that it may look to its past releases to appease fans and that it was hard to deny that there is an appetite for remasters and remakes of Rockstar’s previous hits.
With Rockstar poised to release GTA V for a third time on consoles this November, it looks unlikely that we’ll be seeing GTA 6 any time soon. A decent stop-gap between GTA V’s expanded and enhanced PS5 and Xbox Series X|S re-release would be a remaster or two of previous Grand Theft Auto games. GTA 4, anybody?
There’s also the question as to what else could be re-released? Rockstar Games has a long library of brilliant games so there’s no shortage to choose from. Max Payne 3 released almost a decade ago and has yet to see a sequel, despite it being one of the best-received games in Rockstar’s portfolio.
L.A Noire has been re-released on PS4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo Switch, but could it be given a fresh lick of paint for a potential remake? Maybe. As with all these things, we’ll just have to wait and see.