The original 2010 release of ‘Red Dead Redemption’ is finally making its way to PS4 and Nintendo Switch, putting an end to years of speculation. It’s important to note that this is not a remaster as previously rumored. The western-themed third-person shooter will be available for purchase on August 17th, just three days after the birthday of Doc Holliday, a renowned lawman and huckleberry spokesperson.
Initially, the game will be released as a digital version, with a physical release scheduled for October 13th. Despite being a straight port, the release will include the Undead Nightmare DLC, which was part of the Game of the Year edition in the past. The combo pack will be priced at $50, which some may find expensive for a direct port of a 13-year-old game without any enhancements like 4K visuals or a higher frame rate. Furthermore, multiplayer support will not be available in these ports.
Any hopes for a next-gen refresh of the game seem to have been dashed. Reports from Kotaku indicate that Rockstar has abandoned the project due to the poorly received GTA Trilogy remake, which faced numerous bugs and issues. Instead, the company is now focusing on new titles, including the upcoming GTA VI, rather than remakes.
For those unfamiliar with the storyline, the original Red Dead Redemption acts as a spiritual successor to an older game called Red Dead Revolver, but its events take place after those of Red Dead Redemption 2. The game follows the story of John Marston, a former outlaw, as he rounds up some gang members who play prominent roles in the sequel. Similar to RDR2, it is an expansive open-world adventure with a more focused narrative and structure. However, one drawback is the absence of swimming, although players can still engage in the classic train track tying activities, which is a notable highlight.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Red Dead Redemption
Q: When will the original ‘Red Dead Redemption’ be available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch?
A: The original ‘Red Dead Redemption’ will be available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch starting August 17th.
Q: Is this release a remastered version?
A: No, this is not a remastered version; it is the original 2010 release of the game.
Q: Will the game include the Undead Nightmare DLC?
A: Yes, the release will include the Undead Nightmare DLC, which was part of the Game of the Year edition.
Q: What is the price of the combo pack containing the game and DLC?
A: The combo pack will be priced at $50.
Q: Does the game support 4K visuals or a faster framerate?
A: No, the straight port of the game does not include 4K visuals or a faster framerate.
Q: Will there be multiplayer support in the PS4 and Switch ports?
A: No, the ports of ‘Red Dead Redemption’ will not support multiplayer.
Q: Is there a physical release for the game?
A: Yes, a physical release is scheduled for October 13th.
Q: Has the next-gen refresh of the game been canceled?
A: Yes, Rockstar has shelved the next-gen refresh after the issues with the GTA Trilogy remake.
Q: What is the storyline of the original ‘Red Dead Redemption’?
A: The game follows former outlaw John Marston as he rounds up gang members central to the sequel’s story.
Q: Are there swimming mechanics in ‘Red Dead Redemption’?
A: No, swimming is not available in the game, but players can engage in other activities like tying people to train tracks.
More about Red Dead Redemption
- Red Dead Redemption PS4 and Nintendo Switch Release Announcement: Link
- Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare DLC: Link
- Kotaku Report on Rockstar’s Next-Gen Refresh Cancelation: Link
- Red Dead Redemption Official Website: Link
- Red Dead Redemption Wikipedia Page: Link
- GTA Trilogy Remake Reception and Bugs: Link