RUMOUR: RDR HD Remaster to be unveiled at PS Neo event

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#1 Posted by hans_maulwurf (434 posts) -

So I saw this article on the website of a fairly respected Austrian newspaper about a report on a Korean gaming website (the reputation of which I have no idea about).

According to this, RDR HD is going to be unveiled at Sonys PS Neo event. And: it’s also going to come to Xbox one and THE PC!!!

I haven’t seen this on any other gaming website I usually visit (kotaku, eurogamer, gamespot) and I don’t really know about the quality of the gaming coverage of the source I linked to, so take it with at least a grain of salt, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

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#2 Posted by AlisterCat (7455 posts) -

Absolutely not. No credibility to this story and reads much more like someone's wishlist. Would be more believable if it wasn't coming to PC, but even then, nope.

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#3 Posted by paulmako (1720 posts) -

Nope. Not gonna happen. Rockstar don't need to piggyback a Sony event to announce anything.

And why would Sony highlight a 6 year old multiplatform remaster instead of a current console exclusive?

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#4 Edited by dudeglove (12673 posts) -

So I saw this article on the website of a fairly respected Austrian newspaper about a report on a Korean gaming website (the reputation of which I have no idea about).

Not to burst your bubble, but that's a major flag right there.

I'm seeing it reposted on other luminary sites like gamebomb.ru but they're all referring to the same Korean site (which is giving me virus warnings, fun!) which according to a bad google translate, only writes something vague about "Sony's New York event" No names are mentioned. Nothing is confirmed, other than them writing the word "confirmed" (which isn't confirmation). Not even a "Rockstar has declined to comment".

There's nothing here other than base speculation, which doesn't make any sense as people above have noted. Rockstar has all but a license to print money and is far more likely to do their own event or sponsor Geoff Keighley's video game awards thingy.

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#5 Posted by isomeri (2792 posts) -

Allowing RDR to enter Xbox One backwards compatibility would make no sense if they were intending to sell a remaster of the game on the platform.

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#6 Posted by ColossalGhost (225 posts) -

I could see Rockstar using this event to announce a smaller project like Red Dead redemption remastered. I find the possiblity of it ever comming to PC to be almost zero.

I really want to believe that this is happening.

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#7 Edited by JEC03 (1469 posts) -

I doubt this rumor is true I think RS are working on the sequel hopefully they announce something this month.

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#8 Posted by KingBonesaw (414 posts) -

A remaster of Red Dead 2 would suck, since that game already exists and isn't hard to find. A Red Dead 3 announcement would be a disappointment. A Bully 2 announcement would be glorious.

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#9 Posted by stinger061 (296 posts) -

Not a chance. Sony wouldn't want to take any attention away from their big reveal by teaming up with a third party to announce a non-exclusive game. Likewise Rockstar aren't the type to use someone else's event to announce anything

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#10 Posted by mrcraggle (2903 posts) -

While I don't see this happening, R* also haven't released a new game in nearly 3 years so re-releasing an old game seems about right for them at this point. There are also rumours that either RDR2 or GTA VI will be announced this Wednesday but I don't see that happening either, especially GTA VI. It just doesn't make sense to, not when it's still one of the most played games on Steam.

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#11 Posted by DharmaBum (1703 posts) -

I doubt Rockstar does this after the development hell that RDR went through to get out the door. It's about time we hear something from them, though.

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#12 Posted by dagas (3508 posts) -

I stopped playing RDR when there was a horse race you had to win. I hate car races in open world games like GTA and horse racing was even more annoying as it just runs out of stamina because I had the default horse.

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#13 Posted by hans_maulwurf (434 posts) -

@dudeglove:

That's why I put "rumour" in all caps in the title. I want to believe, but that doesn't mean I do.

As for a logical explanation why/how this could happen, maybe Sony called in a favor for Agent. And that they use seemingly weird games to promote their hot new hardware wouldn't be anything new either after the underwhelming vr showing at e3.

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#14 Posted by ThePanzini (420 posts) -

Sony are going to sell an upgraded PS4 using a remaster of a last gen game this sounds so stupid I want to believe its true.

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#15 Posted by Sysyphus (182 posts) -

If they were really gonna do a HD remaster, it would be counterintuitive to make RDR backwards compatible on XB1. Not gonna happen

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#16 Posted by Ezekiel (1780 posts) -

RDR is old news. I don't wanna replay it. Just finish Red Dead 3.

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#17 Edited by Nightriff (7148 posts) -

I will play that again... On a PC with cheat engine so I can by pass a lot of the bullshit that I hated. Honestly just a "cut Mexico section" option would be awesome

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#18 Posted by Shindig (4067 posts) -

"Cut Mexico" sounds more sinister in today's climate. I'm not even sure I want a chance to play RDR on current consoles. I could buy it on old consoles and try it out but I feel the moment's passed.

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#19 Edited by MeierTheRed (5363 posts) -

I will play that again... On a PC with cheat engine so o can buy pass a lot of the bullshit that i hated. Honestly just a "cut Mexico section" option would be awesome

@shindig said:

"Cut Mexico" sounds more sinister in today's climate. I'm not even sure I want a chance to play RDR on current consoles. I could buy it on old consoles and try it out but I feel the moment's passed.

Nothing sinister or racist about that sentence. Mexico was arguably the games most boring and drawn out section. I almost gave up on the game at that stage, it soured my experience with everything that followed. To the point that i would never play it again because of that alone.

Kind of like if GTA IV had an option to cut out the babysitting Roman parts (seriously, fuck that guy), would make want to try GTA IV again.

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#20 Edited by Nightriff (7148 posts) -

@meierthered said:

@nightriff said:

I will play that again... On a PC with cheat engine so o can buy pass a lot of the bullshit that i hated. Honestly just a "cut Mexico section" option would be awesome

@shindig said:

"Cut Mexico" sounds more sinister in today's climate. I'm not even sure I want a chance to play RDR on current consoles. I could buy it on old consoles and try it out but I feel the moment's passed.

Nothing sinister or racist about that sentence. Mexico was arguably the games most boring and drawn out section. I almost gave up on the game at that stage, it soured my experience with everything that followed. To the point that i would never play it again because of that alone.

Kind of like if GTA IV had an option to cut out the babysitting Roman parts (seriously, fuck that guy), would make want to try GTA IV again.

I did give up on the game the first go around once I hit Mexico. Outside of the poncho outfit (and I'm not sure you even get it in Mexico, can't remember) it is the most boring and mundane part of the game. And once you move past Mexico, the game hits its stride and ends amazingly. And maybe it has to do with the fact that it felt like every mission in mexico was on the opposite side of that god damn map from the one you just completed but it just become frustrating riding back and forth constantly.

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#21 Posted by TheHT (14363 posts) -

I'd consider checking it out again for the multiplayer. Riding around taking out bandits was good fun in that thing. Didn't like the open PvP stuff though.

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#22 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (2503 posts) -

Sony has nothing to gain by giving such time to an announcement of a non-exclusive title that will surely draw attention away from what they want to present.

Rockstar does not need the exposure of a presentation like this to announce anything.

This seems incredibly unlikely.

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#23 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (6018 posts) -

@stinger061 said:

Not a chance. Sony wouldn't want to take any attention away from their big reveal by teaming up with a third party to announce a non-exclusive game. Likewise Rockstar aren't the type to use someone else's event to announce anything

@adequatelyprepared said:

Sony has nothing to gain by giving such time to an announcement of a non-exclusive title that will surely draw attention away from what they want to present.

Rockstar does not need the exposure of a presentation like this to announce anything.

This seems incredibly unlikely.

@thepanzini said:

Sony are going to sell an upgraded PS4 using a remaster of a last gen game this sounds so stupid I want to believe its true.

I don't think this is as absurdly unlikely as some of you are suggesting. Allow me to play devil's advocate and let's look at some facts.

1) Why would Sony use a remake of a old PS3/360 game to announce their new hardware? Because if Rockstar really is working on this, it's not going to look anything like an old PS3/360 game. Their "port" of GTA5 is still one of the most technically and artistically impressive PS4/Xbox One games. It also is one of the most successful.

2) Does Rockstar need Sony for this announcement? No. But let's not forget that PS4 was the only current gen console that you could buy in a holiday bundle with GTA5. Sony and Rockstar already have a relationship, and if they would announce a new holiday bundle along with the new remaster, it makes sense.

3) A Red Dead Redemption port wouldn't be exclusive, so why would Sony use this game to announce their system? Because Microsoft won't have their updated console out for a while now, so it might as well be a console exclusive. People already make a big deal out of 900p vs 1080p, or when one console has a slightly more dependable frame rate. The console difference here will be night and day, and even more than an exclusive, that will show off the power of new hardware more than any new game.

Am I suggesting that it'll actually happen? I have no idea, but I don't think the idea itself sounds as crazy as most of you seem to be suggesting in this thread.

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#24 Edited by ThePanzini (420 posts) -

@spaceinsomniac: The whole point of an upgraded PS4 is to play current gen games with better frame rate and graphics. Were going to have Sony showing a bunch of fall games before and after Neo looking slightly better to get us to upgrade yet at the same time telling us you don't have to. Announcing a remaster kinda defeats the purpose it could also confuse people into thinking you may need Neo to play the remaster, there are better ways to announce RDR like Paris Games Week (27th Oct) or PSX.

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#25 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4395 posts) -

Yea? Where is it?

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#26 Posted by hans_maulwurf (434 posts) -

Yea? Where is it?

In a very special, very secret place, together with the neos 4k bluray drive and bioshock for the vita.

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#27 Posted by DharmaBum (1703 posts) -
@blu3v3nom07 said:

Yea? Where is it?

In a very special, very secret place, together with the neos 4k bluray drive and bioshock for the vita.

Don't forget Agent.

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