The latest rumor circulating in the Wild West is that Rockstar is no longer planning to release PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Red Dead Redemption 2.
To be clear, Rockstar never confirmed a Red Dead Redemption 2 update for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it has been reported. (opens in a new tab) like being in the works. However, Rockstar leaker Tez2, who just days ago claimed that Red Dead Redemption 2 was being updated for next-gen consoles, now says those projects have been “canceled/halted”.
According to Tez2, it doesn’t look like Rockstar Games wants to release a new, improved version of #RedDeadRedemption2 for next-gen consoles anytime soon. It is an absolute crime to leave this game for GTAV. pic.twitter.com/lZWsJTX8sqJuly 7, 2022
The same leaker recently said that Rockstar scrapped plans for Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4 remasters, and the poor reception of the GTA Trilogy Deluxe Edition might have been the reason. Kotaku later corroborated the claims about the scrapped remaster, but added that Rockstar’s laser focus on GTA 6 had been the reason for the change in plans. This aligns with the company’s decision to discontinue “major thematic content updates” for Red Dead Online as it focuses on GTA 6. Kotaku’s report added that Rockstar could revisit remasters at a later date.
Rockstar had nothing to say about the Red Dead Redemption 2 current-gen upgrade rumors when contacted by GamesRadar.
For now, you can enjoy the current generation update of GTA 5, which added a much needed motion blur slider in April. And if you’re determined to live that cowboy life, here are the best red dead redemption 2 settings on PC to make the game look, play, and perform its best.