Rumored PlayStation Showcase may see RDR remake and PS5 Slim confirmed

We're all still waiting for more information on the Red Dead Redemption remake on PS5 and Xbox, but we really could see an announcement come in August 2023.

Red Dead Redemption remake PlayStation showcase PS5 slim: an image of John Martson from RDR2

Do you remember when those exciting Red Dead Redemption remake rumors popped up last month thanks to some rather substantial new evidence that Rockstar Games was working on bringing one of the best open world games of all time back? Well, we don’t mean to alarm you but we could very-well be looking at a reveal in August 2023. In fact, we’re more confident of this claim than we were a few weeks ago – despite no new information about the RDR remake dropping. Why? Well, it’s all thanks to the PS5 Slim.

Okay, hear us out. We know we said that the PS5 Slim isn’t going to be worth the wait, but new rumors claim that the console itself is expected to launch in September 2023 following a reveal during a PlayStation Showcase held in August 2023. Well, as per reports from TrueTrophies.

Do you know what else is rumored to be revealed in August 2023? That’s right, the Red Dead Redemption remake. When Rockstar Games isn’t randomly releasing snippets of information about its games on its own terms, it’s revealing them during PlayStation showcase presentation events. The Enhanced and Expanded Edition of Grand Theft Auto V is a prime example of this.

So, while it’s still worth taking this with a pinch of salt, we could really be seeing our first trailer for Rockstar Games’ long-rumored and highly-requested Red Dead Redemption remake in a matter of weeks. If (and, we hope, when) this remake is announced, it’s going to be one of the most exciting upcoming PS5 games and upcoming Xbox games. Red Dead Redemption 2 is truly one of the best games of all time and with Red Dead Redemption delivering a truly epic narrative, we’re going to be in for a treat if Rockstar Games can deliver.

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Another bit of evidence that seems to support this claim is the fact that Take-Two Interactive announced that it’s going to release two “new iterations of previously-released” games in the 2024 Fiscal year – which spans from now until the end of March 2024. When you consider the fact that a Grand Theft Auto IV remake is also rumored (albeit with less evidence than the Red Dead Redemption remake), it makes sense to see one of these games announced – and then released – before the end of the year.

We know we’re worried the Red Dead Redemption remake could suffer the same fate as Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition, but it could also be an unmissable experience that could carry us right through to the Grand Theft Auto 6 release date – if you’re waiting for that. Although, if we’re being honest, we think Rockstar Games should forget GTA 6 and give us LA Noire 2 instead – and no, we won’t be taking questions.