Rockstar Games reportedly shelved planned remakes, including Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4, to focus on the upcoming GTA 6. This is after Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was released to negative reviews from critics and fans alike,
According to a prominent leaker and reported by Kotaku. Both Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto 4 remasters were “on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to proceed with the projects in mind.”
However, according to Kotaku, these projects weren’t fully canceled and could possibly see a return to development after GTA 6 releases.
As per a reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans, remasters of GTA IV & RDR1 were on the table a few years ago, but Rockstar chose not to proceed with the projects in mind.
— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) July 4, 2022
Tez attributed the cancellation of these remakes to the especially poor reception of last year’s GTA Trilogy remaster, which received a 5 in IGN’s review for its sloppy redesign and “straight-up broken” mechanics.
The studio is now focusing on GTA 6, which was confirmed to be in development earlier this year. Though it’s already been announced, fans shouldn’t expect a wave of news about the title for a while, as Rockstar plans to reveal details about the game on its own schedule. It’s possible that GTA 6 won’t come out until 2024 or 2025, and even then, it’ll reportedly have a smaller size with plans for post-launch updates to help eliminate crunch.
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