Red Dead Redemption 1 has been rumored for a remaster for a while now. A new rumor suggests it will launch along with a DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2.
We have previously reported on a listing for the Red Dead Redemption Outlaws Collection that would reportedly feature a full remake of the original RDR and come bundled along with RDR 2. We have another rumor to report today regarding the Red Dead Remaster.
As is the case with most leaks of this nature, take it with a grain of salt. The source of this leak is 4chan.
- Rockstar Games is reportedly working on a single-player DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2.
- The announcement of this DLC was set for The Game Awards but delayed. It will be revealed soon, around Christmas or New Year’s.
- They are planning to release it alongside a remaster of Red Dead Redemption 1.
- The DLC takes place in 1912-1913, only the new portions of the RDR2 map along with Black Water, Tall Trees, West Elizabeth are accessible, not New Austin/New Paradiso. Following John’s death, Sadie and Charles head back to Beecher’s Hope.
- Jack, Sadie, and Charles are all playable. Jack isn’t playable in free roam for the first half of the game, but you do play as him in missions. Following a big event halfway through he becomes playable in free roam as well.
- The main story isn’t too long and it’s pretty slow-paced, think Chapter 1 tonally. Around 7-8 hours would be a good estimate.
- There are a lot of great stranger missions in store.
There are some things to consider here. Rockstar Games has already announced an enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V but they haven’t made a similar announcement for RDR 2. It is highly unlikely that they will ignore the chance to make an enhanced version for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
There has been a lot of speculation and rumors surrounding a remaster of RDR 1 and at this point, when there is a lot of smoke, there is bound to be some fire. Rockstar Games has only announced GTA V for the new-generation consoles so they have a lot to share regarding their current-generation plans. In addition to a brand new GTA 6, they can take this time to release remasters of their older games including the RDR collection. This should act as a good stop-gap until the next mainline GTA.