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You might be playing the Red Dead Redemption remake before Starfield

Rockstar Games hasn't confirmed the Red Dead Redemption remake is coming, but we could all be playing this game on Xbox, PS5, and PC very, very soon.

Red Dead Redemption remake release August: an image of John Marston

It may have dropped around 13 years ago now, but Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption is still considered one of the best games of all time – and for very good reason. However, jumping into RDR today isn’t quite as exciting as it was. It’s painfully obvious how dated the gameplay is, especially when you compare it to Red Dead Redemption 2. That’s what makes a Red Dead Redemption remake is exciting, though. We think one of the best open world games of all time needs a little bit of love and we might not have to wait too long to see that love being given. We might be playing a remake before the Starfield release date rolls around.

First reported by media outlet Gaming Route, former IGN editor and Last Stand Media owner Colin Moriarty has claimed that Rockstar Games’ currently-unannounced Red Dead Redemption remake could arrive as early as August 2023 – or, at the very least, an announcement is coming by then. This revelation came just a handful of days after new evidence of a remake surfaced online and it rather-interestingly reinforces theories that the RDR remake is quite a bit more finished than we all first thought.

Talking about all of this and more on the Sacred Symbols podcast, something that’s currently available exclusively to Moriarty’s Patreon subscribers, he claims that he’s “seen confirmation that [the Read Dead Redemption remake] is real” – which is always good – and that it’s coming quite soon. Gaming Route has also reported the following:

“I had someone reach out to me behind the scenes, that showed me something that definitively shows this game is coming… Maybe even imminently with an announcement, maybe in August”.

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Of course, it’s worth taking all of this with a pinch of salt – as we just don’t know what Moriarty saw or whether he’s telling the truth. However, with Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption being rated by the Game Rating Administration Committee of Korea recently, it does seem like something that would suggest a game is closer to completion – and an August release date – than not. You can’t rate a game that’s incomplete, right?

Well, this is a remake of an existing game, so the rules might be a little different. Either way, this is exciting news for fans of the franchise and we could be in for a real treat while we wait for the Grand Theft Auto 6 release date to roll around. However, playing it right now – whether on a native version of the game or through backwards compatability – also highlights just how desperately we need a remake. The movement controls are erratic and the gunplay is weightless; compared to RDR2 (which, we know, is a high bar), it’s poor.

Although, it’s definitely worth remembering what we’ve seen from Rockstar Games in the past; a remake may just not be all it’s cracked up to be. The Red Dead Redemption remake could suffer the same fate as Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto’s Definitive Edition trilogy if it’s not careful – which would be a real shame. However, it sounds like a different studio is at the helm – so, don’t lost hope. Only time will tell what we’re really in for, though. Thankfully, we might not be waiting too long for that time to arrive.