According to rumors circulating online, an announcement for a remaster of Rockstar Games' open world western title Red Dead Redemption is to occur this week.
If a translation of the Korean gaming site known as GameFocus by NeoGAF user Delaney is to be believed, then Rockstar Games is working on an HD remastered edition of Red Dead Redemption for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. What's more is that if true, not only would this rumor confirm the developer currently being in the middle of the production process for the Red Dead Redemption remaster, but also that the enhanced version would be announced this week.
Apparently, the Korean gaming outlet surmises that the Red Dead Redemption remasters could be revealed at Sony's PlayStation meeting this Wednesday, September 7. Furthermore, the report declared that after its announcement, the updated versions of the game for current generation platforms would be released during the first half of 2017.
GameFocus went on to add that the Korean version of the Red Dead Redemption remasters would also be fully localized in Korean. Strangely enough, the original releases for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were not, which resulted in copies of the game coming with translation books for the title’s full script in Korean so that fans in the country could read along with the story as it occurred on-screen.
While the potential release of Red Dead Redemption on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One would be great for those who missed what's generally believed to be one of the top games of the last console generation, it would definitely be odd for this particular rumor to be true. After all, it has only been two months since Rockstar Games decided to revive the title for the current era by making it available on Xbox One via backward compatibility. With that being the case, the studio would have probably held off on putting the game on Microsoft's latest console until an actual remastered version was finished.
Not to mention, it would be even more bizarre for Sony to use Red Dead Redemption instead of a newer intellectual property to display the might of its mid-cycle system, the PlayStation 4 Neo, which many believe to be the focus of the aforementioned Sony meeting this week. If anything, the tech firm would more than likely team up with Rockstar Games to use the conference as a means to not only announce the enhanced console, but also show the existence of a long-rumored follow-up on the hardware and declare the possible release date for the western game's sequel.
Whatever the case may be concerning this particular Red Dead Redemption rumor, it's best to take every piece of this information with a huge grain of salt. After all, there have been innumerable bits of hearsay about the franchise's future in the past, with most of the unsubstantiated evidence amounting to little, or nothing at all.
Red Dead Redemption is out now for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and can also be played on Xbox One by way of the system's backward compatibility program.